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.