We find the whole weaning process considerably cheaper than yard weaning.
Using a nosering weaning system does not break the maternal link between the cow and calf and therefore does not create enormous distress in a highly social animal.
The rings allow the cows to immediately begin to increase bodyweight because they no longer have to produce milk and they aren’t suffering the stress which goes with losing their calves. We get consistent weight gains of about 0.6kgs a day.
There are other benefits such as lower weaning costs, increased productivity from keeping our rotationally-grazed herd in the one mob and no environmental damage by fence-patrolling cattle.