Tis the Season To Remember Healthy Cows Equals Healthy Calves!
Joeseph W. Ward, Ph.D.
Management practices during the last trimester of pregnancy is a critical time in the yearly cycle of the cow. How we manage all aspects of a cow’s needs including nutrition, housing and immune status during the last 30 to 90 days of pregnancy has a direct impact on the health and survivability of a newborn calf.
Ohio Beef School to Explore All Phases of Production
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
The 2017 Ohio Beef School webinar series will begin on January 17 with a close look at what the cow/calf sector can do in the foreseeable future that will enhance profitability. What follows in subsequent sessions on February 7 and February 28 will be similar looks at the next two phases of production and how they all relate.
Observe how to keep them healthy and profitable
Ag News Feed
Weaned calves in the preconditioning or backgrounding pen should have come in with a plan. For those happy with weanling prices, calves in the pen may be limited to replacement heifer prospects. Others may see this as a year to retain ownership through finishing or you’re just waiting to sell calves in a new year. No matter why you’re feeding those calves now, you face significant challenges from respiratory disease. Even fall-born, nursing calves are at risk with the fluctuating temperatures and frequent changes in weather.