Calving Time

Re-warming methods for cold-stressed newborn calves

Last winter was one of the mildest winters in recent history and so far this winter, most of Oklahoma has escaped any sub-zero temperatures. Nonetheless, before the spring calving season is over, there is a chance that some calves will be born in very cold winter temperatures. FULL STORY »

Assisting the posterior presentation (backwards calf)

Although officially winter has just begun, the spring calving season in the Southern Plains is only 4 to 6 weeks away. FULL STORY »

The annual production cycle

There is a certain set of production standards that should be required of cows within a herd to maximize profitability of a cow/calf operation. FULL STORY »

Combining limited access of hay with nighttime feeding

Cow-calf producers have always wished for the calves to be born in daylight. If cows go into labor in daylight, it is easier to see the cows and it is easier to get help if extra assistance is required to help with the delivery. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Using obstetrical tools for assisted calving Play video

Glenn Selk gives advice on using obstetrical tools for assisted calving. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Prepare for winter calving Play video

Glenn Selk helps producers prepare for winter calving. FULL STORY »

Production records for the commercial cow herd

Every rancher’s wife knows the panic that ensues when she takes a load of laundry out of the wash during calving season and realizes she has washed the calving book! Hopefully that is not the only copy because the value of good herd records is irreplaceable when it comes to cow herd management. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Drought strategy: Wean the calf, salvage the cow

Everyone is tired of hearing about drought. The skies are stark blue, usually considered nice, but most would appreciate some clouds and rain. FULL STORY »

In drought, watch fall-calving cows early

Owners of fall-calving cow herds should start watching early as calving time approaches, says a University of Missouri veterinarian. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Colostrum necessary to newborn calf Play video

Glenn Selk explains why newborn calves should receive colostrum as soon as possible. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Preparing for the fall calving season Play video

Glenn Selk outlines preparations producers should make before the start of calving season and lists items to include in a calving kit. FULL STORY »

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