The vast majority of cow/calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have evaluated the risk and returns for a fall calving season and showed that that timing is everything.
Selecting an optimal calving season involves a complex set of factors, including nutritional demands of brood cows, forage availability, calf weaning weights, calvi
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