These more mature calves are then sold or moved to feedyards (also called feedlots or confined animal feeding operations), where they typically spend 4-6 months, during which time they have constant access to water, room to move around and are free to graze at feed bunks containing a carefully balanced diet. Veterinarians, nutritionists and cattlemen work together to look after each animal every day.

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