: Has anyone had any experience with recieving feeder calves on the farm for backgrounding. How to you manage stress? What kind of feeding practices should you use to make sure the cattle make the transition smoothly?<p>I'm not sure about rations! Check with your county<br>agent, area livestock specialist and your local <br>vet with these questions! It would also be good<br>business to speak to some local cattlemen that <br>have done what your planning to do!<p>I'm sure you should keep your calves in a receiving<br>pen/pasture until they are eating and drinking well!<br>Place all feed and water troughs perpendicular to <br>your fences! New calves will walk your fences and<br>this way they'll find water and feed sooner!