Green Acres

Management Methods for Cows during the Calving Season

Managing cows to rebreed as scheduled is an important practice during the calving season. Below are a few good management practices to remember from the Cow-Calf Management Guide Section CL115.

• The above-average milking cow will need about 30 pounds of hay per day.

• Ration balancing using the animal’s nutrient requirements and the nutrient composition of the feed resource should be used to determine appropriate ration. The Chouteau County Extension office has an excellent ration balancing program to assist producers with feed management....