Tag: calving

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 […]

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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 […]

Calving Dystocia: Prevention

Here it is calving season, and in Arkansas so far we have had pretty decent weather. 60s and 70s with sunshine in February is nothing to complain about; granted we do have severe thunderstorms in the forecast. On Monday, I described the challenge we face with calving dystocia during calving season and how fetal rotation […]

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