Calving Time

Signs of impending calving in cows or heifers

As the spring calving season begins, the cows will show typical signs that will indicate parturition is imminent. FULL STORY »

Q & A: Lower critical temperatures for newborn calves

Calving: what an exciting time of year! The “crop” for the next year is hitting the ground, the green grass is growing, and we are enjoying the season of new beginnings well-rested and enthusiastic about ranching, or at least this is how we see it playing out in our dreams. FULL STORY »

Study finds spring calving more likely if barometer on the rise

Beef cattle due in the spring are more likely to give birth when the barometer is on the rise, but warm temperatures are more likely to be a birth trigger for beef cows due in the fall. FULL STORY »

Helping the newborn calf breathe

Despite our best efforts at bull selection and heifer development, cows or heifers occasionally need assistance at calving time. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Assisting a newborn calf with acidosis Play video

Glenn Selk tells us the best way to help a newborn calf that is having difficulty breathing. FULL STORY »

Early calvers add dollars Play video

Eric Mousel, agricultural sciences department chair at Northwest Missouri State University, talks about the advantages early-calving heifers have over later calving counterparts. FULL STORY »

Most passive immunity occurs in the first 6 hours

Resistance to disease is greatly dependent on antibodies or immunoglobulins and can be either active or passive in origin. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: The stages of calving Play video

Glenn Selk offers advice on the stages of calving. FULL STORY »

The 3 stages of parturition (calving)

Before the first heifer begins the calving process this spring, it would be wise to review what takes place in a normal delivery. FULL STORY »

Use Calving Ease scores to monitor and reduce dystocia

The old management adage “If you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it!” holds true for many beef production traits. FULL STORY »

Preparing for calving season

As we move into the new year it will be worthwhile to spend a little time planning and preparing for the upcoming calving season. FULL STORY »

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