Alberta Beef Producers is reminding producers of good practices for winter calving.
Shelter from the wind is the most important step, said beef production specialist Karin Schmid. “Bedding is also super important. If you have a good bedding pack it can really help keep the calf’s temperature up, and that way they’ll nurse faster and get a lot of colostrum in them and be vigorous when they’re born. Cows with older calves should be moved to a different area as this helps keep the calving area clean and mitigate any disease factors.”