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How Important is Shrink In Beef Calves

Calves after weaning can undergo a considerable amount of shrink in bodyweight as a result of stress and diet changes. Photo by Matt Hersom (Alachua, Florida) Shrink in beef calves constitutes a potential economic loss to both the seller and the buyer if not fully considered. A number of factors cause shrink, but primarily feed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/01/how-important-is-shrink-in-beef-calves/

Managing Cattle “Shrink” at Shipping to Increase Profits

Herman Laramore loading a truck with 700 lb. steers at the Bar L Ranch near Marianna. As the Summer comes to an end, harvest time begins.  When we think of harvest we often focus only on crops, but when ranchers ship calves to market or to a buyer, they are really harvesting a crop almost …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/07/managing-cattle-shrink-at-shipping-to-increase-profits/