Beef Talk: The Weather Is Nice, But the Cows Are Thin
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
The Cows are Thin, So Feed Them! The Cows are Thin, So Feed Them!
Now is the best time for the cow to gain some weight while the fetus is not so demanding.
Let’s get right to the point. The weather is nice and the cows are thin. Now is the time to feed them.
The harshness of winter will demand more thermal output for the cows to survive. The third trimester of pregnancy and the corresponding accelerated growth of the calf are waiting in the wings.