While a large portion of the U.S. is feeling the effects of below-average temperatures, many cattle farmers and ranchers are either in the midst of calving season or getting ready to start within the next few months.
The weather can play havoc on everything from feeding cows that are starting to lactate and calf health and survivability to cow mobility as they move around on frozen terrain and facilities. But the one thing we can try to control is the time of year when calves are conceived and born.
Take the latest Drovers poll, and share with us the timing of your primary calving season, whether it’s a tight 60-day window or a seasonal timeframe.
Want to share your experiences with changing your calving season? Do you have a split 50/50 spring and fall calving herd? Share your successes and frustrations in the comments below, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.