Calves Everywhere!

One look tells you that we have been busy during the month of January as cute Polled Hereford and Angus calves are bouncing and sparking across the pasture. We have been on 2-3 hour nighttime shifts on the lookout for…

Calving Team to the Barn

The calves have been coming early and fast, so paying attention is the number one priority these days. There is no time to do housework (oh no) and looking out the window and taking cow walks are always on the…

Choices for Calves

What to offer calves comes down to personal choice.    Salt or Mineral Choosing a mineral that can be fed free choice is one option for calves. As many areas are low in some trace minerals you can offer a…

Fall Cattle Care

I thought I would share what we do here at Hagen Cattle and Hay for fall cow care. This includes weanling heifer and bull calves as well.  The bull calves have been weaned since the middle of August and the…

Calf Housing

Calf  Housing You might consider having a separate facility for your calves to lay and eat. It might seem like a big expense only for calves, but the results may surprise you.   Feed Efficiency Having a separate feeding space…

Calf Care

Calf House We decided long ago that calves need special care to obtain optimum growth and stay healthy. One of the first things we did was to build a calf house where the newborn calves could go to get away…

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