Cattle Health

Understanding Genetic Potential

With a sample of hair, tissue or blood, cattle producers can find out whether the offspring of their breeding animals are more likely to produce tender beef, deliver calves more easily, or even survive at all.  And the companies that test the samples are only scratching the surface.

 

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Spring Work

A couple weeks ago we vaccinated our Red Poll cattle as well as wormed, weaned, and castrated most of the bulls.  Fall calving allows us to get the herd up, work them, and turn the cows back out for summer grazing.

Our protocol is very simple:

1. Cows are weighted, their hip height is measured, and a body condition score is determined.

2. Cows are palpated for the last time to confirm pregnancy dates.

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