Preconditioning pays

Developing successful preconditioning protocols

  • Catherine J. Macguire Beef Technical Services, Zoetis, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Keywords: preconditioning, beef, feeder cattle, weaning


The principle of preconditioning has circulated through the cow-calf, backgrounding, and cattle marketing avenues for decades and has simultaneously gained traction. The inherent level of variability in preconditioning protocols and execution of such leads producers to look to veterinary practitioners for guidance. This session will focus on defining, justifying, and implementing preconditioning programs in beef herds to provide practitioners with a substantial framework to expand upon, per specific producer objectives.

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