Prepare Now for Next Spring’s Calving Season

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist — As a young boy growing up in Central Nebraska, we had a spring calving cow herd. The “calving shed” that was available to us was one side of a large red barn. This barn was built in the early part of the 20th century and had stalls on one side that were meant to stall draft horses. Because we used the stalls only during March and April for the “calving shed”, the other ten months of the year they became a storage facility. Fencing materials, 5 gallon drums of grease…

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