Calf shelters reduce weather stress and illness.

Calf shelters reduce weather stress and illness.

Heather Smith Thomas

Hereford World

Ranchers who calve during late winter or early spring know the value of shelter for baby calves. When my husband and I started ranching in 1967, our cows were calving in March and April, and we had terrible scours, especially when the weather was wet. The pastures on this place were very contaminated with scour “bugs” after intensive cattle use for nearly 100 years before we arrived.

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