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      UA agriculture experts say early weaning an option

      LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Cattle experts say weaning calves at an early age may help beef cows worn thin by the hard winter.{}{} {}Tom Troxel with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture says the long winter meant spring calving cows are not in ideal body condition.{}{} {}Weaning the calf early may reduce the cow's nutritional requirement. This will make it easier to maintain or build body composition.{}{} {}Shane Gadberry with the UA Division of Agriculture says once a calf is weaned earlier, cattle producers can either sell the calf immediately or background the calf until normal weaning.
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