Let’s Lose Less Sleep: Birth Weight/Calving Ease
Robert Williams, Ph.D.
Pounds of healthy calves weaned, as a percentage of cows exposed, is one of the most important characteristics of a profitable beef enterprise. There are several traits which contribute to this measurement of herd profitability, including: fertility, calving ease, calf vigor, udder quality, teat quality, mothering ability, and growth. Some of these traits have an effect on other traits.