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G90-972 Reducing Calf Losses With Top Management, Don Hudson, Duane Rice, Dale Grotelueschen Jan 1990

G90-972 Reducing Calf Losses With Top Management, Don Hudson, Duane Rice, Dale Grotelueschen

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

A herd health program, replacement heifer selection, cow nutrition, calving management and more are covered here.

Seventy-five to eighty percent of the death loss in calves occurs at birth or in the first two weeks of life. Many factors affect the livability of the calf, including: nutrition of the heifer and the cow, calving difficulty, sanitation in the calving area, and management of the cow-calf pair after calving.