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Bring On The Fall Calves

Weaned calves
Early fall calves have a tendency to sneak up on producers; OSU study shows "early" cows have a shorter gestation period.  

Fall-calving season can sneak up on a rancher, says Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension emeritus cattle specialist. He advises checking the herd closely 10 days before the expected first calving date to avoid trouble and prepare for inclement weather.

"Producers with early fall-calving cows should expect calves to start coming several days ahead of the textbook gestation table dates," he says.

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