Weather Management

Cow calf management: February timely tips

Check these management tips to help your cattle herd through the colder February weather. FULL STORY »

Frostbite in newborn calves

When those frigid stretches of winter coincide with calving time, completely new sets of problems present themselves for the cow-calf producer striving to get calves off to a good start. FULL STORY »

Fall calving fits Michigan’s climate for beef cow/calf herds

Calving cows in Michigan, during the months of September and October, frequently provides excellent environmental conditions for calf survival. FULL STORY »

Pinkeye and pinkeye prevention

Pinkeye, as it is usually named and defined in textbooks, is caused by a bacterial infection of the surface of the eyeball and the inner surfaces of the lids. FULL STORY »

Cattle health issues during drought

The current drought in Texas and Oklahoma is having a damaging impact on crop and livestock producers. Drought can have a negative impact on the health of cattle, especially if they are not in great condition to begin with. FULL STORY »

Re-warming methods for severely cold-stressed newborn calves

Several years ago, an Oklahoma rancher called to tell of the success he had noticed in using a warm water bath to revive new born calves that had been severely cold stressed. A quick check of the scientific data on that subject bears out his observation. FULL STORY »

Give calves their fill during winter’s chill

To help calves survive and thrive in cold weather, diet is the first line of defense. FULL STORY »

Raise healthy calves in cold weather

Young calves (less than 3 weeks of age) are prone to the negative effects of cold weather: depressed immune function, poor response to treatment and decreased growth. FULL STORY »

Calves can thrive in cold weather

According to research published in the December Journal of Dairy Science, when calves receive adequate nutrition, they can tolerate considerable periods of cold without affecting growth. FULL STORY »

Coccidiosis and cold weather

Weaning stress; cold, changing weather; and tight quarters leave the door wide open for the opportunistic, pound-robbing coccidia protozoa. FULL STORY »

Practice Tips: Keep calves growing in cold weather

With cooler weather setting in, remember that calves’ thermo-neutral zone is between 60° and 75°F. FULL STORY »

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