Oklahoma State University emeritus extension animal scientist
Cows coming off calving will have good calving condition, and maintaining this will ensure a higher calf crop percentage for next year.
Now is the time to start considering supplementing fall-born heifers in order for them to reach 60 percent of their mature weight before breeding.
It’s a Goldilocks moment in assessing calving problem patterns—not too soon, and not too late. Check your records to figure out the cause behind your calf losses.
By using the Konefal method of dusk feeding of close-up cows and heifers, you can get the majority of your calves born during the day rather than the middle of the night.