Category: Calving Season

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe – Farmers find newborns in sets of 3, 4 and even 5

It’s calving season! And lambing season! Has anyone seen the foals? Calving season is absolutely my most missed activity now that I’m not able to be on the ranch full time. I’ve always enjoyed taking care of the young calves and even made an agnerd out of myself studying livestock reproduction in both undergraduate and […]

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Newborns [Video]

I hope you’re having an awesome Wednesday and that the coffee has warmed you well. I’ve been out in the pastures much of the past week as calving season has launched in a quick start. The calves are loving this crisp, cool weather. Here’s 30 seconds of joy with one. Happy Hump Day!

Cow giving birth to twins [Video]

Calving is my favorite event to occur in ranch life. No doubt about it. I’ve written about the good and bad during calving season. There’s nothing that compares for me. That probably has something to do with how I ended up going to college studying Reproduction Physiology. I found this video of a cow giving […]

Cattle 101 – The Life of a Beef Cow

I need to continue with my Chronicles of #ThePile by passing on a little #AgNerd vocabulary. I’ve been in the office for the past few weeks, reading research papers and background on my project. Writing the literature review for my Master’s degree program is proving a difficult task in the middle of summer. I have […]

Late Winter Cow Management

Much of the country has been blessed with a mild, dry winter, avoiding many of the problems severe winter storms can bring to the cow herd. With this good weather, we can become side tracked and forget about some very important nutritional needs from Spring calving cows. North Dakota Beef Specialist, Carl Dahlen, recently shared […]

Why Graduate School?

When I miss an opportunity or mess up on a question, I tend to take it as a challenge. A few weeks ago I traveled to Knoxville for my formal interview with the Animal Science graduate committee. Looking back, I would sure like to have a redo on a few questions. Surely, I am not […]

Day in Farm Life: Central Nebraska

As part of my Day in Farm Life Series, today Bobbi Lorenz from Nebraska shares a bit about her life. Bobbi and her husband Mark are Nebraska ranchers raising cattle, corn, and hay. Be sure to read the entire post. Bobbi does a great job of sharing how tough some days can be while caring […]

A Steer, is a Bull, is a Cow: Cattle Production Gets Trichy

So I really wish I could embed this video, but ya’ll will have to take a gander on Today’s THV’s website. Can you point out the simple┬áterminology mistake in this report┬áthat left me chuckling all afternoon? By the way, steers can’t breed cows. This month after the Arkansas State Vet issued an emergency regulation requiring […]

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