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August Beef Management Calendar

Authors as Published

Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia Tech

Spring Calving Herds

  • End breeding season early in month (if not already stopped); remove bulls
  • Manage 1st calf heifers separately- provide access to highest quality forages and supplement if needed
  • Plan marketing program for calf crop
  • Line up pre-weaning vaccinations for calves to be sold value-added programs such as VQA
  • Continue fly control program
  • Continue feeding high Selenium trace mineral salt
  • Continue creep grazing and grazing warm season grasses
  • Fertilize pastures that will be stockpiled for fall-winter grazing
  • Move cattle to some hay fields to give pastures a rest
  • Evaluate winter feed supply and options

 

Fall Calving Herds

  • Body condition score cows
  • Separate thin cows from rest of the herd- provide access to highest quality forages and supplement if needed
  • Prepare for calving season; make sure you have all equipment and supplies
  • Continue fly control program
  • Continue high Selenium trace mineral salt
  • Move cattle to some hay fields to give pastures a rest
  • Fertilize pastures that will be stockpiled for fall-winter grazing
  • Market calves early in month if not already done or continue backgrounding program
  • Evaluate winter feed supply and options

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Publisher

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Alan L. Grant, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.

Date

August 9, 2010


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