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The extreme cold and snowy weather has arrived at a very unfortunate time for spring calving cow herds. Cows and heifers are beginning the cal…

Very cold temperatures cause extra problems for cow calf producers as they strive to take the best care possible of the cows and the calves du…

The process of “calving” or parturition in beef cattle is defined by three stages. Stage I occurs about 4 to 24 hours prior to calving. The ma…

An issue facing the rancher at calving time, is the amount of time heifers or cows are allowed to be in labor before assistance is given. Form…

Each year in January, it is time to review and prepare for the most important season in a spring-calving cow operation. As the calving season …

Throughout the beef industry, there exist hidden costs that are difficult to expose and equally difficult to eliminate. One of those hidden co…

You have heard the warning: “What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas!!!” Perhaps you have not heard: “What happens in the first 24 hours…

Mature weight and milk production of MANY commercial beef cows are both greater than they were 30 to 40 years ago. Many ranchers have not rece…

Before the hustle and bustle of the spring calving season, now is a good time to put together the supplies and equipment that will be needed t…

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