'H, what is really telling is to give your calves a birthweight (I always used 80# for our calves

because we don't weigh them). If you have their birthdate and you weigh them individually,

you know how many days of age each one is and their individual weaning weight, deduct their BW

of 80 pounds, divide by the number of days and you can find out how much each calf has gained.

It's not perfect but it does tell you what your cows are doing. You can figure their 205-day

weight if you want. I always looked forward to doing it, you might too.

Of course, there is a way to adjust the weight on the 2 and 3 year olds but I never did that. I

know those calves are liable to be lighter, but not necessarily.