Calving Time

Fall calving: Prepare before helping

The fall calving season will soon be underway on many Oklahoma and Southern Plains ranches. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Hot summer may bring calves early Play video

Glenn Selk explores why high summer temperatures could cause calves to arrive early. FULL STORY »

Cashing in on early pregnancy diagnosis

In order to maximize the productivity of a female within a beef cattle operation she must produce a marketable calf on every 365 days. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Does late calving mean late weaning?

Does late calving mean late weaning? The Dickinson Research Extension Center changed calving dates, so the bull turnout date this year will be Aug. 1. FULL STORY »

Calving season: The first 21 days

Several studies have quantified the different advantages that calves born during the first 21 days of the calving season have over those that are born later. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Reviewing last spring's calving records Play video

Glenn Selk explains why this is a good time of year to look at last spring's calving records and note some changes that can be made to improve next year's calving season. FULL STORY »

April beef management calendar

Remember to follow these beef cattle management tips as temperatures get warmer. FULL STORY »

Does your calving season fit your resources?

The 2011 tax season just finished. Many producers may have considered the amount of money they have spent on feed. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Recording multiple births Play video

Glenn Selk talks about multiple births and keeping records on a freemartin heifer, which is an infertile heifer that is twin to a bull calf. FULL STORY »

Interval timing from calving to return to heat cycles

Research data sets have shown conclusively that young cows that calve in thin body condition but regain weight and condition going into the breeding season do not rebreed at the same rate as those that calve in good condition and maintain that condition into the breeding season. FULL STORY »

Assisting difficult calvings

Realizing that a difficult calving is in progress is a critical, but only an initial, step in assuring that everything possible is being done to ensure as good an outcome as possible. FULL STORY »

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