Calving Time

Re-warming methods for cold-stressed newborn calves

The extremely cold winter nights have reminded us that spring calving season is just around the corner. FULL STORY »

Be prepared for calving season

Calving is one of the most important times on the production calendar. Management decisions made prior to this period can influence success at calving and ultimately profitability of an operation. FULL STORY »

Protect newborn calves from flies during fall calving

Recent heat and humidity have brought flies strikes back to serious levels. Special observation of newborn calves is critical. FULL STORY »

Fenceline low stress weaning

Spring calving herds across the Midwest and Southwest will soon be planning to wean the calves. Some producers may wean the calves from young or thin cows during late September in order to regain some body condition before winter adds to the nutrient requirements. FULL STORY »

Preventing respiratory acidosis in new born calves

Every baby calf has a certain degree of respiratory acidosis. Acidosis is the result of the deprivation of oxygen and the accumulation of carbon dioxide that results from the passage of the calf through the birth canal. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: When to intervene during calving Play video

Glenn Selk discusses the length of time to wait before intervening in a cow's labor. FULL STORY »

Are you ready for the fall-calving season?

Fall-calving season is just around the corner. In fact, the start of the fall calving season may be closer than many producers realize. Now is the time to get the calving kit ready. FULL STORY »

Another look at fall versus spring calving

As cow herd managers monitor the pasture conditions this spring and make decisions about rebuilding a depleted cow herd, some may wish to rethink the time of year that breeding and calving take place. FULL STORY »

Short term calf removal

Short-term calf removal is the term that describes the temporary physical separation of the calf from its mother. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: The transition zone not a good calving time

In all aspects of life, there always is a transition zone. In the cattle business, one of the most obvious transitions is winter to spring. FULL STORY »

Nutrition can impact pregnancy rates in heifers and cows

How much does nutrition impact the reproductive rates of cattle? According to Dr. Rick Funston, UNL Beef Reproductive Specialist, “The nutritional status of animals is difficult to measure, and this complicates interpretation of nutrition x reproduction interactions." FULL STORY »

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