Banded two calfs today. I picked them up and placed them in back of the truck. They were 3 and 5 days old, did not have to give much attention to the momma cows, she could not get to us. Worked great today. Is there a better way to do this?
jfont":2fd0wcv8 said:SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A GOOD IDEA AS LONG AS YOU HAVE AN OLD TRUCK THAT YOU DON'T MIND A MAD MOMMA BANGING UP.
D.R. Cattle":1crf3mvp said:Whats the consensus on banding calves? I used to knife cut them but lately I've gotten to where I leave them intact and take advantage of better gains. It doesn't appear that I'm getting docked for leaving them intact, but I guess it's bound to happen sooner or later. Best I can gather I could band them around 400-500 lbs or a month before weaning, give them a tetanus booster and turn them back out?