• Make sure adjustments to winter feeding are made for nursing cows.  Lactating cows require a 10-11% crude protein and 58-60% TDN diet (Factsheet MP391)
    • Switch to a high magnesium mineral to help prevent grass tetany when calving cows are grazing spring pastures (FSA3035).
      • Grass tetany occurs most commonly in the months of February, March, and April. 
      • Normally occurs when cool season forages begin to regrow.
      • Grass tetany is due to an abnormally low level of magnesium in the cow's body.
      • Older lactating cows are more susceptible.
      • Fact Sheet 3084
  • Watch closely for calf scours
    • Calf scours can be a very costly problem for many producers.
    • Calves suffering from scours can become critically ill in a short period of time.
    • Fact Sheet 3083