Calving Time

Length Of Breeding Season Does Matter

A research analysis of 394 ranch observations from the Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico SPA (standardized performance analysis) data set provided insight into the age old argument about "leaving the bull out" or having a defined breeding season. FULL STORY »

Cow Calf Management: Normal Vs. Late Weaning

A group of 158 fall-calving, mostly Angus cows were divided into two groups and studied for four years. In one group, calves were weaned in mid-April at approximately 210 days of age (NW). FULL STORY »

Bovine Calving Management: Impact Of Dystocia On Dairy Calves & Cows

Dystocia is defined as an abnormal or difficult birth at any stage of labor. Dystocia has a direct negative impact on calves (e.g., prolonged hypoxia, significant acidosis, vigor, increased stillborn calves, etc.) and dams (e.g., trauma, paresis, metritis, endometritis, etc.). FULL STORY »

When Mud Is An Issue At Calving Time

It is safe to say that, in Illinois, fall of 2009 was just simply wet. The wetness was reflected in copious amounts of rain and a late harvest. FULL STORY »

April Beef Management Calendar

Keep your cattle healthy with the the following Spring checklist:

Cow Herd Performance and Profitability: Measuring How You Stack Up

The arrival of April is often much anticipated, as it typically signals the start of grass season and relief from the challenges of winter. The date of April 15 takes on a special connotation thanks to the IRS, and is likely not met with the same enthusiasm for most of us. FULL STORY »

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