Fenceline weaning

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Jeanne - Simme Valley

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We brought our cows and calves home from our hayfield/pasture across the creek today. Split the cows one way and calves the other. Done. Weaned (hopefully). Haven't had any escapies in the past, so hopefully I am not jinxing us. Doesn't look like 30 calves, but that's what's out there.
 

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We fence line wean as well and think it's less stressful. The Mamas are ready to move on after a few days. We have seen a few crafty pairs that nurse at the fence.
 

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Sending good luck! I don't fenceline wean but the calves are just across the road so they can still see/hear/talk to their mamas and so far no prison breaks.
 

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Oh the noise!! I'm small with only a handful of cows, but the ruckus they make at weaning time gets on my nerves by the end of day one. I can only imagine 30 of them in my back yard.
 
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LOL - luckily it's cold, windows are shut!!! Also, cows & calves are behind the barn, so noise is blocked quite a bit. Won't last long. Maybe 3 days. We had culled a couple cows, so calves were already weaned and been getting whole shell corn past week. Put those 4 in field with the other 26. When we carried out some corn, most of the calves came up to check it out. Helps having a few that know what's going on.
 

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