BeefTalk: May Calving Bull Turnout is Aug. 1

BeefTalk: May Calving Bull Turnout is Aug. 1

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Given later calving, 99 percent of the cows are calving within the first two breeding cycles (42 days) at the Dickinson Research Extension Center. The center switched to May calving in 2012. So far, following late-calving on grass in 2013 and 2014, the cows have rebred very well. Again this year, the bulls will be turned out on Aug. 1, with the expected start of the 2015 calving season set at May 10.

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