Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist — Cow calf producers with fall-calving cows have options as to the optimum date to wean the calves. Traditionally fall-born calves are weaned at an older age than springborn calves. Late summer grass will usually allow cows to regain body condition before the next calving season begins in early September. Questions may arise about any benefit to weaning the calves at 7 months of age in April rather than wait until early July when they are 9 to 10 months of age.

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