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  • Jan 13, 2016

    4 tips to prepare for calving season

    As calving season draws near, here are four tips to help you prepare for new calves on the ground....More
  • Mar. 19, 2015

    How is calving season going? 5

    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’s online poll question at is: “How is calving season going?” Be sure to report on your calving conditions in the comments section after voting....More
  • Mar 16, 2015

    10 tips for keeping first-calf heifers in tip-top shape 2

    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....More
  • Mar 5, 2015

    Despite the anticipation, calving season always ends with a weary rancher 4

    I’ve found you can treat the calving season blues by walking through the calves, but there are only three definitively known cures....More
  • Mar 11, 2014

    4 Things To Keep In Mind About Calf Scours 5

    “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....More
  • Jan 21, 2014

    6 Resources To Help You Succeed This Calving Season 2

    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....More
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    Jan 23, 2013

    Environment Is Critical In Preventing Neonatal Calf Disease

    We’ve all heard the old adage that “the three most important things about real estate are location, location, location.” If I could propose a new quote on neonatal calf disease, it would be: “The three most important things about prevention of neonatal calf disease are environment, environment, environment.”...More
  • Jun 18, 2012

    Wanted: Protective Mother Cows 7

    Numerous studies show that selecting beef cattle for a calm temperament improves weight gain and meat quality. Over the years, however, several ranchers have reported an increase in poor mothering among their cows. Perhaps this is the result of intensive selection during the last decade for calmer, more docile cows....More

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