Early-season calves show heavier weaning weights

Track when calves are born to determine beef cow herd productivity.


Source: University of Missouri Extension

via BEEF Magazine - Feb 16, 2021


A little record keeping upfront when calves are born can determine the productivity of a cattle herd.


According to University of Missouri Extension veterinary Craig Payne, evaluating a calving distribution provides insight into the reproductive performance of a cattle producer抯 herd.


Payne completed a three-year project that tracked calving dates and found early-born calves had heavier weaning weights, along with the ability to put on more pounds.


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