Did you know beef cattle producers can increase conception rates, weaning weights and average daily gain, as well as shorten calving intervals and reduce the incidence of BRD and foot root with one simple feed ingredient? Feeding 7 grams… Continue reading
It’s time to start thinking about weaning those fall-born calves, and although you expect to hear some upset mama cows and calves for a few days, there are ways to eliminate stress in the calves and keep them healthy by… Continue reading
As cattle producers wean their fall calves or make plans for their spring calves, they have some decisions to make. Keeping those calves after weaning for a backgrounding phase is an option.
Producers are aware that as the calves’ average… Continue reading
By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Producers with fall-calving herds have traditionally weaned the calves at 9 to 10 months of age. When forage growth is limited due to drought, questions arise about the… Continue reading
By: Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist
Two bottom-line numbers illustrate the positive outcome of a choice.
The Dickinson Research Extension Center\’s steer calves born in May 2015 weighed 25.6 tons late in the fall of 2015. The center overwintered the steers,… Continue reading
This year’s calf crops survived chilly winter mornings. They have grazed the lush spring growth and dodged thunderstorms. All summer they have grown strong on forages and milk. Soon it will be time to separate the calves and cows in… Continue reading