Date: Sep 18 2020Calving & Health & Lactation & NCBA Convention & Premium Potential
Just like regular maintenance on your vehicle, prevention is the best way to ward off scours in your cow-calf herd. But sometimes the best treatment plans fail, with lasting effects on calf performance. That’s why ranchers should try to get ahead of the problem.
Date: Feb 06 2019Calving & Cattle Feeding & On Target & Premium Potential & Stockmanship
While many of you are in sire buying mode this time of year, more are deciding whether this year’s bull calves retain the ability to become sires. Castration at birth is ideal, but catching them on day one can be a challenge in extensive operations. Castration at branding or turnout offers a balance between handling ease and minimizing calf stress.
Date: Jan 08 2019Calving & On Target & Premium Potential & Research & Stockmanship & Sustainability
Winter came early for much of cow-calf country, and now calving season is at the gate. Even those who call it “spring calving” often start in January, but if you’re not out checking a heifer, this is a good time of year to catch up on reading. Calving dates and “housing” options for the herd were explored in a 2019 Nebraska Beef Report article by Terry Klopfenstein and others, who evaluated March, June, or August calving dates on the range, or two July calving systems in year-round confinement or in semi-confinement with grazed corn stalks from fall to April weaning.
Date: Jun 21 2017Blog & Calving & Early Weaning & Lactation & Weaning
Calving season, check. Start of AI season, check. Criss-crossing the U.S. talking about commercial DNA, check. Rain…..not so much.
Date: Jun 19 2017Blog & Breeding & Calving
The little apartment Bruce Keaster has tucked inside the calving barn at their ranch south of Belt, Montana, is the perfect classroom.
Date: May 22 2017Blog & Calving
But when I visited Troy and Stacy Hadrick near Faulkton, S.D., last month, I found only the bedrock truth about calving season.
Date: Feb 17 2017Blog & Calving
It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Glenn Cantrell’s Lone Grove, Okla., and Rush Springs, Okla., ranches.
Date: Dec 17 2015Calving & Hot topics
A baby calf nursing for the first time…..if everything’s going right, it might look a little peaceful.
Date: Apr 02 2015Blog & Calving
Date: Mar 16 2015Big Thinkers & Blog & Calving
Meet Jessie Rudolph. Calving season keeps this high school sophomore home this time of year, but doesn’t keep her from expanding her horizons.