Calving http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6613/more en How is calving season going? http://beefmagazine.com/poll/03192015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>In many parts of ranch country, calving season is in full swing or about to begin. Fortunately, many of those same parts have been blessed with warmer weather. This week&rsquo;s online poll question at beefmagazine.com is: <strong>&ldquo;How is calving season going?</strong>&rdquo; Be sure to report on your calving conditions in the comments section after voting.</p> </div><form action="/poll/03192015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-8121-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-8121"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-8121" name="choice" value="8121" class="form-radio" /> We haven’t started</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-8131-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-8131"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-8131" name="choice" value="8131" class="form-radio" /> Our calving is underway</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-8141-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-8141"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-8141" name="choice" value="8141" class="form-radio" /> We’ve finished spring calving</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-8151-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-8151"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-8151" name="choice" value="8151" class="form-radio" /> We don’t calve in the spring</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="87591" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-cRyi8i7jQYlkbkgZojGusjnY69RJIrb78aytOATDPvA" value="form-cRyi8i7jQYlkbkgZojGusjnY69RJIrb78aytOATDPvA" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://beefmagazine.com/poll/03192015#comments Calving Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:52:21 +0000 87591 at http://beefmagazine.com 10 tips for keeping first-calf heifers in tip-top shape http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-tips-keeping-first-calf-heifers-tip-top-shape <div class="node-body blog-body">First-calf heifers require special management to maintain body condition scores, grow a healthy calf, and breed back. Here are 10 tips for keeping first-calf heifers in tip-top shape. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-tips-keeping-first-calf-heifers-tip-top-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-tips-keeping-first-calf-heifers-tip-top-shape#comments Calving Cattle Supplements Cow-Calf Health Nutrition Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 87511 at http://beefmagazine.com Despite the anticipation, calving season always ends with a weary rancher http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-anticipation-calving-season-always-ends-weary-rancher <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve found you can treat the calving season blues by walking through the calves, but there are only three definitively known cures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-anticipation-calving-season-always-ends-weary-rancher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-anticipation-calving-season-always-ends-weary-rancher#comments Calving Calving Season My View From The Country Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0000 87151 at http://beefmagazine.com When should you call the vet on a difficult calving? http://beefmagazine.com/calving/when-should-you-call-vet-difficult-calving <div class="node-body article-body">Dystocia can result in damage to both the dam and the calf. By intervening appropriately, you can help set up your first-calf heifers to become productive cows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/calving/when-should-you-call-vet-difficult-calving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/calving/when-should-you-call-vet-difficult-calving#comments Calving Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:57:00 +0000 85761 at http://beefmagazine.com What's The Best Time To Castrate Calves? Vets Agree The Earlier The Better http://beefmagazine.com/health/whats-best-time-castrate-calves-vets-agree-earlier-better <div class="field-byline"> By Heather Smith Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The key to effective and minimally painful castration is to do it early in life. Here’s a rundown on timing, tools and techniques. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/health/whats-best-time-castrate-calves-vets-agree-earlier-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/health/whats-best-time-castrate-calves-vets-agree-earlier-better#comments Calving Health Tips For Profit Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 76771 at http://beefmagazine.com Calf Scours: Check for Signs, Offer Treatment http://beefmagazine.com/calving/calf-scours-check-signs-offer-treatment <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cow-calf producers know all too well that proper management and control of disease on the farm or ranch can improve profitability. The same goes for the control of calf scours, which can spread quickly among calves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/calving/calf-scours-check-signs-offer-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/calving/calf-scours-check-signs-offer-treatment#comments Calving Tips For Profit Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:36:00 +0000 72431 at http://beefmagazine.com 4 Things To Keep In Mind About Calf Scours http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-things-keep-mind-about-calf-scours <div class="node-body blog-body">“Almost no herd goes through a calving season without some scours. In severe out- breaks, the effects of scours in an individual herd can be overwhelming. Illness may occur in 70% of calves born and death may occur in 50%,” says Don Hansen, Oregon State University Extension veterinarian. Here are four things to keep in mind when dealing with calf scours. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-things-keep-mind-about-calf-scours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-things-keep-mind-about-calf-scours#comments Calving Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 72181 at http://beefmagazine.com 6 Resources To Help You Succeed This Calving Season http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-resources-help-you-succeed-calving-season <div class="node-body blog-body">As many of us head into calving season, there is no better time than now to get prepared. Long hours get the best of all of us, and reviewing the basics of how to treat a prolapse or how to properly use your calf puller are best done before the problems occurs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-resources-help-you-succeed-calving-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-resources-help-you-succeed-calving-season#comments Calving BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:04:00 +0000 70391 at http://beefmagazine.com Calving Checklist: Everything You Need To Know & Have Before Calving http://beefmagazine.com/calving/calving-checklist-everything-you-need-know-have-calving <div class="field-byline"> Heather Smith Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Being ready and prepared before the start of calving season can make life much easier for operators, and potentially save a calf. Here is everything you need to know before calving starts on your ranch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/calving/calving-checklist-everything-you-need-know-have-calving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/calving/calving-checklist-everything-you-need-know-have-calving#comments Calving Health Calving Season Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:54:00 +0000 68631 at http://beefmagazine.com Wintering Calves With Their Mamas Means Healthier Calves http://beefmagazine.com/health/wintering-calves-their-mamas-means-healthier-calves <div class="field-byline"> By Heather Smith Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By calving later in the spring and wintering those calves with their mothers, three North Dakota producers say they develop healthier, heavier calves at less cost. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/health/wintering-calves-their-mamas-means-healthier-calves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/health/wintering-calves-their-mamas-means-healthier-calves#comments Calving Weaning Health Tips For Profit Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:01:00 +0000 67142 at http://beefmagazine.com