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Winter nutrition of fall-calving cows and calves

Harley A. Turner

Winter nutrition of fall-calving cows and calves

by Harley A. Turner

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Published by Agricultural Experiment State Station , Oregon State University in Corvallis, Or .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cattle -- Oregon -- Feed utilization efficiency.,
  • Cattle -- Oregon -- Feeding and feeds -- Climatic factors.,
  • Calves -- Oregon -- Feeding and feeds.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementH.A. Turner and R.J. Raleigh.
    SeriesStation bulletin / Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University -- 665., Station bulletin (Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 665.
    ContributionsRaleigh, Robert J., Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 p. ;
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14271093M

    Nutrition of the cow during late gestation and early lactation is also very important to calf performance. “Adequate nutrition to the pregnant cow will improve the nutritional status of the growing fetus inside the cow. This will lead to a strong calf that will have good vigor so that it stands quickly and suckles colostrum soon after birth. Fertility - the nutrition required to convert the cow's body back to oestrus cycles after pregnancy. When a cow calves, all her excess energy reserves are redirected towards producing milk for her calf. If she is not already nice and fat (BCS of 7) by the time she calves.

      Therefore, there is a larger supply of calves in the fall at weaning time — so the market generally drops. There is more demand for calves marketed in the spring, when the supply is lower, that usually results in a better price. “Fall-calving cows have gone through spring and summer with good grass and tend to be in good body condition. Choosing the Time of Year to Breed and Calve Beef Cows in Texas By: L.R. Sprott, Former Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus, The Texas A&M University System As any cattleman knows, the time of year when cows calve directly affects many herd management practices.

    The Cow-Calf Manager: Nutrition for the Fall-Calving Herd during Lactation and Breeding Livestock Update, January John Hall, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech At last a little rain has fallen, but we are still behind on stockpiled forage. The first snows are threatening Blacksburg.   Elements of a “good” winter mineral Cow-calf mineral requirements vary with time of year. By Peter Vitti Columnist. Published: November 8, Cattleman’s Corner, Cow-Calf, Livestock. Its’ nutrition usually reflects a bottom-barrel price of less than 10 cents per head per day.


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Winter nutrition of fall-calving cows and calves by Harley A. Turner Download PDF EPUB FB2

WINTER NUTRITION OF FALL-CALVING COWS AND CALVES H. Turner and R. Raleigh ABSTRACT Studies were conducted over a year period to determine the feasibility of supplementing lactating cows being wintered on native meadow hay. The interaction between cow feed levels and creep feeding of calves was also investi-gated.

Administrative Report Or Publication Winter nutrition of fall-calving cows and calves Public Deposited. Analytics × Add to Under favorable price conditions winter creeping of calves without supplementing cows also may return a profit. Supplementing the cows without creeping the calves did not pay under any conditions in these by: 3.

As producers with spring calving herds are completing weaning and moving cows to winter range, fall calving herds are gearing up for the next breeding season.

Whether you already have a fall-calving cow herd or want to start one, keeping open cows and breeding them for fall calves is an alternative to liquidating some females that may still have their most productive years ahead of them.

Fall and winter calving works for some ranches that also have crops. Despite having more work through the holidays, it helps balance the workload. Nutritional content of grass deteriorates as soon as the growing season is over. Therefore, cows grazing in the winter months will not receive the same nutritional benefits.

These differences in stage of production are critical to consider as you evaluate the seasonal feed requirements of fall-calving cows. In addition, when the cows calve relative to extremes in temperature will affect winter nutritional needs. The type and availability of feed resources you have may influence how fall calving can fit for you.

Fall calving in a cold climate may be as detrimental as January-February calving; you’ll have higher winter feed costs trying to carry lactating cows through winter weather. True summer calving Some people move to May-June calving and still wean in November, not feeding hay to lactating cows.

The fall calving cows are fed the gestation diet for about 30 days after weaning their calves in early April. We valued this hay at $35/ton. The late gestation-lactation diet is fed to the spring calving cows starting about 30 days prior to calving until turnout to pasture.

So, table 2 shows estimated returns to this same fall calving cow-calf operation given a range of winter feed costs and calf prices.

Note that the center of the table, which represents a steer / heifer average price of $ and hay costs of $ per cow perfectly matches the detailed budget shown in table 1.

Also, fall calving cows are nursing calves through the winter months and have higher nutrient requirements than dry, gestating cows during this same time period. Cows nursing calves through the winter months are frequently thinner at weaning, with body condition scores (BCS) of   The spring-born calves grew faster and had higher weights, but the fall-calving herd had increased income because of greater number of calves and a reduced need for replacement heifers.

The endophyte-infected fescue may have been a factor in the summer breeding seasons that resulted in significantly fewer calves per cow over the 19 years. Lactation (is the cow or heifer providing milk to their calves); The cattle nutrition tips and techniques in this article will show you how to manipulate each of these four criteria so you can extend your winter grazing season and avoid unnecessary cattle feeding costs.

ChrisB wrote:I calve in Sept. and Oct. and have calves on the cows all winter. When I first switched to fall calving froozen teats were one of my concerns but after years I haven't noticed any problems. I don't use bedding for the cows and up until this year the only windbreak I had was trees and brush.

I don't think you will have any problems. Fall calving is almost always more appropriate in regions of the country where fall and winter weather conditions are conducive to calf growth and cow re-breeding. Fall calving defined Fall can be a broad time period, so let’s establish what months are considered as fall-calving : Jack Whittier.

are often higher for fall-calving cows than for spring-calving cows, due to a need for greater nutritional intake while rebreeding and nursing a calf in winter. Labor Availability Labor availability is also an important factor for producers to consider when selecting a calving season.

Beef cattle producers thatFile Size: 2MB. Demand for calves tends to be stronger in the spring when grass begins to grow and lower in the fall when many forage species are entering dormancy. Additionally, yearly feed costs are often higher for fall-calving cows than for spring-calving cows, due to a need for greater nutritional intake while rebreeding and nursing a calf in winter.” 4.

However, because these cows are lactating in winter the cost to feed a fall-calving cow in the Midwest is approximately 12% greater than the cost to feed a spring-calving cow.

Until this research, little was known about the use of stockpiled tall fescue for lactating, fall-calving beef cows. • Managing the nutrition of the fall calving herd is another consideration.

Remember, fall calving cows will still be nursing calves through the winter and will require a higher plane of nutrition than our typical winter dry cow rations provide.

• An honest assessment of feed and forage is required. Assess if winter forage is available, the. Some calve in September, some calve October or November, and a few calve in August and call it fall calving.

Some years, fall calving may be ideal if fall rains stimulate regrowth and there’s green pasture for lactating cows before they start into winter, but other years, the fall and early winter pastures may be dry and lacking in nutrients.

Calving the Cow & Care of the Calf 5th Edition by Eddie Straiton (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.

ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Cited by: 1. One thing we have had really good luck with getting cows to claim and lick calves dry.

As soon as the calf is born and the cow gets up if laying down throw some mineral or some type of feed on the calf. Are cows nearly lick the hide clear off of them. “Since we're not around the cows much, we can keep better track of them in smaller bunches of 50 to 60 head.” No matter the calving regime, feed demands in his area can get quite high at times.

Feeding cattle hay 5 to 5 ½ months each year is the norm. “The feed demands do get quite high at times with fall calving.Winter nutrition of fall-calving cows and calves. By. Under favorable price conditions winter\ud creeping of calves without supplementing cows also may return a profit.

Supplementing\ud the cows without creeping the calves did not pay under any conditions in\ud these trials.Monitoring the cows’ body condition is the best indicator for proper nutrition. It is recommended to have cows calving in a body condition score of at least 5 and heifers calving in a BCS of 6.

This recommendation is based on the ability for the female to recuperate from the stress of calving and be ready once breeding season begins.