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Calving Season Preparations

January 23, 2013

Weekly Ag Column by Mike Boersma, County Extension Educator with the U of M Extension Service in Murray and Pipestone Counties
Calving season may be a couple months off for some beef producers, but it is already underway for many others. In either case, as the 2013 calf crop arrives, many producers will be searching for ways to keep newborn calves warm and dry.

A healthy start for newborn calves is crucial. And, the first step to having healthy calves is finding a place where they can be warm, dry, and comfortable. At times, finding a warm, dry place at calving time may seem like a daunting task. In addition, no matter how much advanced planning and preparation go into calving season, there will inevitably be those couple of calves that find themselves in less-than-ideal conditions at a young age.

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