The headliner of this report is beef replacement heifers, which came in 5% under year-ago.
The producer should take a serious look at the reasons why each calf died and what could be done next time to save it.
The prospect of calving trouble is one of the biggest concerns during calving season, especially with first calf heifers.
Driving pairs deserves special attention because this could be one of the top cattle handling problem on ranches. Everyone has trouble, at least sometimes.
The first calf heifer is one of the most challenging animals in the cowherd for a number of reasons.
Cows are on high alert after calving, so this planting behavior impacts how and when groups of cattle can be moved or at least easily moved.
Cattle producers looking for a new way to add value to their calf crops can try raising someone else's calves instead of their own.
In addition to being the greatest cause of baby calf mortality, calving difficulty markedly reduces reproductive performance during the next breeding season.