Handy Hint: January 10, 2013

Handy Hint: January 10, 2013

Leg bands track weaning progress

To keep track of our weaning calves’ weaning process, we use red leg bands on the hutch gates.

A red band on the top row indicates that the calf is weaning. After one week we move the band down to the second row, showing that she is done weaning.

If she is eating well a week later, we move the band to row three, meaning she is ready for a group.

Chris Thomas, Ohio

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