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Managing Your Newly Weaned Calf

Providing a healthy and productive transition for the newly weaned calf should be the number one priority for a cow-calf operation. Stop and think about the amount of resources (cost) that have gone into raising a weaned calf. The cow has been fed nine months during gestation and good nutrition has been supplied to that cow and calf for six to eight  months up to weaning.

The term fetal programming comes up a lot in nutrition discussions on cow -calf operations. It seems to be the new buzzword in the research community, but I think we can get lost in all specific methods and results and forget its true meaning. Fetal programming is simply applying good nutrition and management practices all the time.

What Is Bugging Your Garden?

Many gardeners have a love-hate relationship with the bugs in their garden. There are insects that are undeniably beneficial and great residents, as they enhance pollination, improve soil quality and defend plants against more aggressive, harmful bugs and other wildlife.