Providing sound management during the calving season (especially in years like this one) can mean more live calves and more profit. Some reminders on what a producer can do to limit calf loss include:
Separate first-calf heifers from mature cows. Calving difficulty can run as high as 30 to 40 percent for 2-year-old heifers compared to just 3 percent for mature cows. Place them in a small, accessible pasture near a corral where assistance can be given if needed.
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