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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.
As we manage the cow herd into the fall and through the winter, our primary focus should be on health and nutrition. These two areas of management determine reproductive performance, which is the number one factor that affects profitability.
Cattle producers should be on watch for two types of poisoning during drought. The potential for nitrate and prussic acid poisoning of cattle is most often associated with dry periods; therefore, livestock owners should take precautions, including forage testing. Often the first indication of a problem is one or more dead animals.
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.