Plastic Calf Weaner
Plastic Calf Weaner is easy to apply and prevents the calf from nursing while allowing the calf to graze and have physical contact with the cow.
Calf Weaner Benefits:
- calves up to 18 months of age
- reduces the stress of weaning when used in a two step weaning program
- washable and reusable
Recommendation: Typically leave the weaners in the calves for 4-7 days, then separate the calves from their mothers and remove weaners.
- Brand: Syrvet
- Type: Weaner
"Pain in the butt"
Great concept. Weaners worked like they were supposed to, great process. Now the bad news: they are hard to put in calf's nose. They are even harder to get out. I had to cut them out with hoof nippers, so one time use. I will use weaners again, but they will be the wing nut version.
"Does its job well"
These calf wearers work beautifully. No stressed out calves or their dams. They don't walk the fence line or ball for days. We put the weaner piece in their noses (very tight to get on but doable). This allows the plastic weaner to stay in well. We then put the calves back out with their dams for seven days. The calves stayed with their mamas but could not nurse. They ate their hay, grass and drank water as normal. After seven days, we got the calves up again and took out the plastic weaner. I couldn't get them out by twisting them so I had to cut them off with a pair of hoof nippers. This ruined the plastic weaner but it was well worth it to have such a stress free method to wean the calves. We then separated the calves from their dams and they have done well ever since. Love this quiet way to wean.