Calving Time

Shorten the breeding season to increase calf value

This may be the summer to finally do something about that long breeding and calving season in your cow herd. FULL STORY »

Cold weather calving

Every winter we have some weather that’s tough for calving due to snow, ice and cold. During the past month we’ve had our share. In one of my news articles I’d written about the economic value of saving those calves that had the misfortune of being dropped on a 0° F or lower night in a snow bank. FULL STORY »

Playing the cards you’re dealt

Cattlemen who calve heifers before their spring calving cows have either tagged the first calves or are checking their calving supply checklist. FULL STORY »

Effects of calving difficulty & confined calving on calf sickness

As the 2011 spring calving season begins, producers may want to assess some basic management strategies that affect the incidence of sickness in the baby calves. FULL STORY »

Are You Ready For Calving Season?

Cows are getting ready for the calving season, but producers may not be prepared, says North Dakota State University Extension Service beef specialist Carl Dahlen. FULL STORY »

Cold Weather Cow Care

Winter brings a special set of challenges for cattle producers. The need for labor and management increase just as forage quality, feed availability, and hours of daylight available to get things done decrease. FULL STORY »

Nutrients Are Essential Heading Into The Spring Calving Season

Requirements for pregnant and lactating cows can present quite a challenge for operators but are very important to the well-being of the cow and to reproductive efficiency. FULL STORY »

Cattle Management Ideas To Accomplish Night Time Feeding (To Encourage Day Time Calving)

Research and ranch experience has shown that the management procedure of feeding pregnant cows late in the day (or even better in the evening) has decreased the percentage of cows calving during the middle of the night. FULL STORY »

Night Time Versus Day Time Feeding Influences Time Of Calving

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 use of larger beef breeds and cattle with larger birth weights. FULL STORY »

New Year's Resolutions, & Planning For A Good Calving Season

While most people are thinking of holiday plans and family get-togethers, many beef producers are concerned with the rising price of feed ingredients and how winter storms are impacting their cow herds. FULL STORY »

Beef Cow Body Condition Scoring For Whole Herd Is Simple Process

Keeping track of an individual cow’s condition using the body condition scoring system may be simple enough, but what about a whole herd? FULL STORY »

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