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Cow / Calf Corner

Plan now for colostrum needs this spring

By : Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist   It is not too soon to begin to prepare for the spring calving season.  Locating, obtaining, and storing several doses of colostrum or colostrum replacer will come in handy before the first heifers start to go into labor.  Calves born after a difficult…

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How to Get Cows Bred Back the First Time

Courtesy of vitaferm.com Bringing a new life into the world is perhaps one of the most exciting moments ever. However, it can be one of the most stressful too, because no matter how many books you read or classes you take, there is nothing to prepare you. That statement is true for humans, but even truer for…

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Cold Stress and Beef Cattle

By : David Hartman, Extension Educator, Livestock   Adapted from John Herrick, Iowa State University, Extension Veterinarian Winter weather if finally arriving and when it gets here for good we need to be prepared to handle and transport cattle appropriately. The heat of summer can be a challenge but the cold, wet and wind of…

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Tips to Building a Successful Breeding Program

Courtesy of vitaferm.com Cow-calf producers have a checklist of endless options in order to be successful. They can choose the breed or breeds they want to incorporate into their herds. They can choose a time of year to calve based on their marketing strategy and demand. They can choose from a multitude of health and…

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Controlling the Cost of Production of the Beef Calf

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