Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Before the hustle and bustle of the fall calving season, now is a good time to put together the supplies and equipment that will be needed to assist heifers and cows… Continue reading
DULUTH, Georgia (August 6, 2019) — Currently, only 8% of U.S. beef operations utilize estrous synchronization.1 For producers, this probably comes as no surprise. It’s simply not practical to round up cattle from the pastures and run them through the… Continue reading
By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Each year in late July or August, it is time for an important reminder. Fall-calving season will soon be here. In fact, the start of the fall calving… Continue reading
Dr. Les Anderson, Beef Extension Professor, University of Kentucky
Spring-Calving Cow Herd
• Remove bulls from the cow herd by the end of the month and keep them away from the cows. A short calving season can concentrate labor during… Continue reading
Nutritional management of the cow herd is more important during the periods of late pregnancy and early lactation than any other time in the annual production cycle.
\”Nutrition has a huge impact on the performance of both the cow and… Continue reading
A cow herd\’s nutrient requirements are greatest from immediately after calving
through peak milk production.
\”Inadequate nutrition during this time may have immediate impacts in terms of
lower calf birth weights, weak calves and/or increased death loss, and decreased
milk… Continue reading