Post Rock Extension District
Livestock Production Agent
Several factors are involved to assure colostrum antibody protection. The length of time from birth to consuming colostrum is very important.
In Kansas, drought conditions are a common occurrence and livestock producers consequently plan for the worst and hope for the best.
It is rare for Vitamin A deficiency to occur during a normal pasture season. We do occasionally observe deficiencies in the pasture season during drought conditions.
One of the more common questions regarding analytical testing of forages and other feedstuffs is “I have the sample, now what do I test for or what analysis package should I select?”
Weaning is a necessary management strategy to transition our calves from the cow herd to the next stage of production.