It is the time of year to start weaning spring-born calves. And after this spring, we are about to put calves through the 2nd most stressful day of their life. It pays to do this job right and get the calves the off to the best start possible.
It is hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. And in parts of the Dakotas, the forage and crops already look like fall. The impact of last year’s drought and a shortage of late summer rains have resulted in significant forage shortfalls and crop challenges. As we transition into the fall, we need to think about fall grazing option for the cow herd.
Right now is the heart of bull sale season. If you want your latest purchase to have maximum impact on your herd, then there are steps you can take to make sure that is possible. Not providing your bull with the nutrition he needs devalues the investment you made.