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Calving Tips
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:04 AM CST

Whether you have 20 cows or 200, there is nothing less pleasant than crawling out of bed in the middle of a cold night to check for calving problems. What if you don't have to? It almost sounds too easy, but there's research to support the idea that when you feed cows can affect when they calve.

Kansas State University Agricultural Research Station in Hays has data showing that when cows were fed daily between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., 85% of their calves were born between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. the ...

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