A unique service Cleveland Land and Cattle can provide
is that of custom weaning and backgrounding. Our main
objective is to first teach the cattle how to eat from feed
bunks and drink from troughs. As a general rule, these
cattle will be heading out west to a big feed lot and they
must be trained to survive in that type of environment.
By no means is our farm a feed lot, and we do not claim
to be, but we are small enough to keep grass under their
feet and fresh water in front of them at all times, along
with easy access to the feed.
Custom Weaning and Backgrounding
Most of the cattle weaned and or backgrounded
by Cleveland Land and Cattle are only kept on the
premises for around 60 days. There have been
some customers that only requested 45 days of
this special service while some customers have
requested that we keep their cattle for 5-6
months. There are many options and many
different ways to handle these options, so let
Cleveland Land and Cattle be an option for you.
Upon delivery, the calves are given the
appropriate shots and ear tags if they do not
already have such. We prefer to do what is called a
"pen run" some 7 to 10 days later, which will include
a second round of vaccinations. This gives us a
chance to really have a hands on approach to
checking on these cattle. They are then put in traps
about 3-4 acres in size for approximately 10 to 14
days, and once there appear to be no problems, they are then put into even bigger traps. These cattle are checked on by the employees at the direction of Richard on a daily basis. Yes, that means even on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, these cattle are fed and inspected. If an animal is sick, they are eased up to the working facility, and doctored accordingly.