Department of Animal Husbandry
The cattle feeder is interested in information on dehorning yearling cattle since many cattle reach the yearling age without being dehorned. Information on losses from dehorning, shrinkage following dehorning, rate of recovery of this shrink, and comparative rate of gain during the feeding period will help the feeder to determine how profitable it will be to dehorn yearling cattle. To answer some of these questions, five experiments were conducted using yearling steers and heifers.
cattle dehorning methods, cattle dehorning effects
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Luther, R. M., "Dehorning Yearling Beef Cattle" (1960). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 489.