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KSU Extension Beef Health Night at Garnett: Discuss conception through weaning

The Frontier Extension District will host a Beef Health Night beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 17, 2022, at the Anderson County Community Building, Garnett. Dr. A.J. Tarpoff, K-State Research and Extension beef veterinarian, will be the featured speaker.

This year’s topic is “Calf Health, Conception through Weaning.” Many things happen during this time that affect the healthiness of the calf for its entire lifetime. It starts with bull selection, and whether or not there could there be genetic issues. Can the bull get his job done? Did you have a breeding soundness exam completed on the bull prior to the breeding season?

Cow nutrition and body condition are big issues, and the cow has to be able to cycle and breed back to sell a calf the next year. These are just some of things that must be considered when breeeding cows.

Other things to consider are colostrum-quantity and quality, passive immunity, cold weather effects on the newborn calf, vaccinations requirements, scours, castration, and weaning stress – all affect the calf.

For more information, contact Rod Schaub, Frontier Extension agent, at 785-828-4438 or [email protected].

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