BeefTalk: Calf Growth Observations of May vs. March Calving

BeefTalk: Calf Growth Observations of May vs. March Calving

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

In an effort to evaluate this change in management, a review was conducted comparing overall performance of the center’s herd for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011(mid-March calving) to the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 (mid-May calving). In the perfect world, the center would have conducted a study with both calving seasons occurring in the same year for several years, but labor, land and facilities do not allow a study of that magnitude.

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