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Purina Pre-calving Content

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Spring calving is just around the corner, providing the promise of a new calf crop and excitement for the future.
Steps taken today can set cows up for a successful calving season. However, poor preparation has a direct impact on the health and well-being of those calves as well as future reproductive...
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Listen to the radio program on spotting the signs of a cow in labor.
Signs a cow is about to calve Losing a calf during birth is distressing for cattle owners. Knowing how to spot the signs of a cow in labor will help you monitor the process if necessary. Radio...
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Calving season is fast approaching, and there are several steps you can take to help ensure this calving season is the most successful one ever.
Calving season can be the busiest time of year for cattle producers.  Preparing now will benefit you and your cows.  As calving time approaches, plan ahead to: Make provisions to...
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Some producers are finding fall calving to offer many benefits, including better weather, less labor times, and higher calf prices in the spring.
Cattle traditionally deliver their young in the springtime, but traditions can change. Calving in the fall is an option that's gaining momentum because many producers with small herds find that a...
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Making sure your cows are producing a calf each year is important. Pregnancy tests like rectal palpation, ultrasounds, and blood testing will help you make your herd cost effective.
A cow in the pasture has to earn her keep, and that usually means producing a calf every year. Cattle owners need to know which cows are expecting and which ones aren't so they can make...
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Before winter ends, calving season begins, so make sure your acreage is ready. These guidelines can help keep things running smoothly.
Before winter ends, calving season begins, so make sure your acreage is ready. These guidelines can help keep things running smoothly. Some of the steps need to be taken the year prior, so plan ahead...