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Anyone who's been through even one calving season has most likely dealt with calving difficulty.
Rains and normal temperatures into June have taken some of the sting out of the memories of last summer's drought. For cattle kept during the summer of 1998, many of the effects of heat stress were...
Traditional internal parasite control in cow herds has often been in conjunction with other trips through the chute, such as first calf-working in the early summer and at weaning in the fall. In recent years, however, producers have trended away from the routine of convenient deworming in favor of a more deliberate, strategic approach.
Fall-calving producers fall into two scenarios: deliberate and default.
It is recommended to make time, daily if possible, to watch each bull in action during the breeding season.
Knowing when to and when not to intervene in the calving process is critical. The key is experience and knowing the normal sequence of events.
Body condition score (BCS) is a proven tool to determine nutritional status of an animal.
The haying situation this spring and early summer has been a little different than usual due to the prolonged and widespread rains.
There are some basic concepts to grasp immediately for new cattle producers starting an operation.
We have a tendency to balance winter rations for cows in two phases: non-lactating, in the middle third of pregnancy (dry); and then post-calving, in peak lactation (wet). Using nutritional requirements for the average weight of the cow herd, it's simple to come up with two feeding regimes; one for before calving and one for after calving.