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  1. Beef Cow Producers: Beware of Cold Winter’s Impact on Calving, Lactation Periods

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/beef-cow-producers-beware-cold-winter%E2%80%99s-impact-calving-lactation-periods

    when it comes to proper nutrition for pregnant cows, which typically have their calving period during ... early-lactation periods can have a devastating negative impact on conception rates in the following breeding ... their bottom line." For producers to remain profitable, cows need to calve every year, which means ...

  2. Winter Feeding of Beef Cows

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/winter-feeding-beef-cows

    http://u.osu.edu/beef/2019/01/30/winter-feeding-beef-cows/#more-6357. “The period from approximately 60 to 90 days prior to calving affects the calf subsequent ... Recently, Steve Boyles, OSU Extension beef specialist wrote an extensive article on winter ... during this period also is essential for the cow to produce abundant, high-quality colostrum.  Colostrum ...

  3. OSU Extension: Producers May Need to Supplement Feed to Ensure Successful and Productive Calving Season

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/osu-extension-producers-may-need-supplement-feed-ensure-successful-and-productive

    cows in the late gestation or early lactation  period can have devastating negative impacts on ... feed to cows in late-gestation or early-lactation  period, they will regress and lose body condition. ... “For a cow to calve every year, which producers need in order to pay the bills, the cow needs to ...

  4. OSU Extension: Producers May Need to Supplement Feed to Ensure Successful and Productive Calving Season

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/node/902

    the late gestation or early lactation period can have devastating negative impacts on conception rates in ... feed to cows in late-gestation or early-lactation period, they will regress and lose body condition. ... “For a cow to calve every year, which producers need in order to pay the bills, the cow needs to ...

  5. Winter Weather Affects Nutritional Requirements

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/winter-weather-affects-nutritional-requirements

    Below is an excerpt from that article: Most cow-calf producers understand that winter weather can pose ... sleet, snow, ice, etc.) can significantly impact the daily nutritional needs of the beef cow. The stage ... of gestation or lactation of the cow certainly impacts her daily needs regardless of the season. In ...

  6. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    program for all or a portion of their lactating cows in order to add value to newborn calves. In beef ... performance of lactating cows, the potential for added value by implementing a beef-dairy crossbreeding ... (lactation 2 or greater) were bred with beef bulls and lactation 1 cows were bred with sex-sorted semen for ...

  7. Cow-calf Producers: Pay Attention to Livestock Nutrition Needs, Especially After Calving

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/cow-calf-producers-pay-attention-livestock-nutrition-needs-especially-after-calving

    should pay extra attention to spring-calving beef cows to make sure their nutritional needs are met, says ... Extension is the outreach arm of the college. If spring-calving beef cows’ nutritional needs are not ... lactating cows get the energy and protein they need, Grimes said. “It’s been a long winter, and while the ...

  8. Steps to a Successful Beef Cow Breeding Season

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/steps-successful-beef-cow-breeding-season

    from one calving to the next (calving interval) increases in beef cows. Females with a precalving BCS ... protein increase 25-30% for most beef cows after calving. Rebreeding efficiency is enhanced in cows that ... calving, cows undergo a period of time when they do not come into estrus. This anestrus period can be as ...

  9. Rumensin® Approved for Lactating Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-7/rumensin%C2%AE-approved-lactating-dairy-cows

    (beef and dairy heifers, and slaughter, stocker feeder cattle), beef cows, and calves excluding veal ... to dry and lactating dairy cows, with the suggested initial feeding rate being 11g/ton (DM basis) and ... https://dairy.osu.edu/resource/feed/feedmgt.html, click on the link titled "Monitoring Economics of Ration Changes for Lactating Cows". ...

  10. Environmental Streptococcal Mastitis

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-3-issue-4/environmental-streptococcal-mastitis

    period, but is elevated during the 2 weeks following drying off and the 2 weeks prior to calving. Dry cow ... pariparturient period. Conventional dry cow therapy has no effect on rates of infection prior to calving and ... calving intervals, thus a larger percentage of cows with > 305 d in milk, may impact the prevalence of ...

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