Plan now to assure successful calving season

Producers still have time to prepare for spring calving season. There are steps to make it a successful year, a K-State veterinarian notes.

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February 18, 2020 - 10:42 AM

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MANHATTAN — Cattle producers who have not yet started the spring calving season still have time to plan ahead, and a Kansas State University veterinarian notes that could make a big difference in having a successful year.

“This is the time for a pre-emptive strike,” said A.J. Tarpoff, a beef veterinarian with K-State Research and Extension. “If you haven’t started calving yet on your operation, now is the time to start thinking about what you can do to be ready.” 

Tarpoff noted producers need to make sure they have the necessary supplies on hand, which may require buying or repairing items and facilities. Then, he adds, set in motion a plan to manage the birth of the new calves.

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