Calving Time

Preg check now to avoid waste later

Successful cattle producers have long recognized that fall is the time to pregnancy check cows before they get into the high maintenance costs of winter. FULL STORY »

Prolapses in beef cows

Prolapses occur occasionally in beef cows. Most prolapses occur very near the time of calving. Two distinct kinds of prolapse exist. FULL STORY »

Breeding soundness exams are important after hot summer

As everyone in Oklahoma is already aware, the summer of 2011 was a record-setter. Many areas of the state had 70 or more days with over 100 degrees. FULL STORY »

Skip April weaning for fall-calving beef herds

The best way to wean calves from a fall-calving cow herd in April is to delay until July. FULL STORY »

Use pregnancy diagnosis to cull replacement heifers early

Many ranchers choose to breed the replacement heifers about a month ahead of the mature cows in the herd. FULL STORY »

Are You Ready For Calving Season?

Cows are getting ready for the calving season, but producers may not be prepared, says North Dakota State University Extension Service beef specialist Carl Dahlen. FULL STORY »

Cold Weather Cow Care

Winter brings a special set of challenges for cattle producers. The need for labor and management increase just as forage quality, feed availability, and hours of daylight available to get things done decrease. FULL STORY »

Nutrients Are Essential Heading Into The Spring Calving Season

Requirements for pregnant and lactating cows can present quite a challenge for operators but are very important to the well-being of the cow and to reproductive efficiency. FULL STORY »

Cattle Management Ideas To Accomplish Night Time Feeding (To Encourage Day Time Calving)

Research and ranch experience has shown that the management procedure of feeding pregnant cows late in the day (or even better in the evening) has decreased the percentage of cows calving during the middle of the night. FULL STORY »

Night Time Versus Day Time Feeding Influences Time Of Calving

It is generally accepted that adequate supervision at calving has a significant impact on reducing calf mortality. Adequate supervision has been of increasing importance with the use of larger beef breeds and cattle with larger birth weights. FULL STORY »

New Year's Resolutions, & Planning For A Good Calving Season

While most people are thinking of holiday plans and family get-togethers, many beef producers are concerned with the rising price of feed ingredients and how winter storms are impacting their cow herds. FULL STORY »

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