By Aaron Berger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Grass tetany is considered a problem that usually occurs when cattle or sheep are eating lush, spring grass or annual cereal forages such as rye, wheat or triticale; but, it can also occur when cattle are being fed harvested forages.
University of Nebraska researchers conducted a trial comparing systems in which half of the calves from a group of 84 cows were weaned early, at 90 days of age, and the other half at a more normal age of 205 days.
The 2014 Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium focused on “Innovative intensification in cow-calf systems.” Texas A&M University researchers presented results of a study comparing two rations for mature dry cows.
By Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Extension
It is generally accepted that adequate supervision at calving has a significant impact on reducing calf mortality. Adequate supervision has been of increasing importance with the higher price of live calves at sale time.