Not feeding pregnant cows enough protein can have serious consequences.
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Even William Shakespeare would agree that this past winter was not "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Nice winters are not the time to skimp on cow nutrition.
The most ideal time for most small scale producers to pregnancy check their cows is at weaning.
In Nebraska, spring calving is the prevailing cow-calf production system and non-pregnant ("open") females are often sold in October and November as cull cows. The late fall also tends to be when seasonal cu
Producers need to review their anticipated calving dates, cow body condition scores and cows' diet.
When it comes time to cull cows from your herd, pregnancy status is one of the first criteria that will determine whether a cow stays in the country or goes to town.