Field Frame Friday: Mom’s Milk

This beef calf, with her mom hanging out closely in the background, will stay with her for multiple months on pasture before she gets weaned. Weaning is the process where her mother will not allow her to drink milk from her teats any more. This naturally happens around 6 months of age!

[Photo and caption by Isabelle McDonald-Gilmartin]


Enríquez, D., Hötzel, M. J., & Ungerfeld, R. (2011). Minimising the stress of weaning of beef calves: a review. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 53(1).

[Edited by Maggie Creamer]

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