The later, the better: Ranchers find late calving gives good start on life

The later, the better: Ranchers find late calving gives good start on life

Janelle Atyeo

Tri-State Neighbor

Days-old black cattle wandered the pastures on a calm morning, the grass taller than their heads. It was mid-June, but calving season was a week or so from wrapping up at Herb and Bev Hamann’s Blue Bell Ranch in Clear Lake, South Dakota. The ranch on the Coteau Prairie of far eastern South Dakota is operated by the Hamanns and their children, Breck Hamann and Arla Poindexter.

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