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Poll: Producers will stick to weaning schedule this year

Published on 16 May 2022

The newswires are all abuzz with forecasts of persisiting drought throughout the West, and another year of La Nina-neutral growing conditions in North America. A popular managment strategy suggested by extension educators and industry experts to help alliviate the pressure on drought-depleted grazing resources is weaning early. We wanted to know if ranchers are listening to what the experts are saying.

Progressive Cattle asked readers, "Are you planning on weaning early this year due to the drought?" The consensus: No, most producers will be keeping to their normal weaning schedule this year, despite pressures from the drought.  end mark

Are you planning on weaning early this year due to the drought?

  • Yes: 42.2%

  • No: 57.8%

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