Beef Management Tips - June 2007

John B. Hall, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, Virginia Tech. Beef managment tips for June.
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Beef Management Tips

June Beef Management Calendar

Spring Calving Herds
  • Finish AI; turnout cleanup bulls
  • Check bulls regularly for performance and injury
  • Feed 1st calf heifers separately; give them best forage and supplement
  • Use 48 hour calf removal for thin cows and 1st calf heifers at beginning of breeding season
  • Begin fly control program
  • Begin creep grazing
  • Continue feeding high magnesium minerals to prevent grass tetany; may be able to switch to high Se trace salt late in month
  • Do mid summer deworming and implanting late in month or early next month
  • Finish making first cutting hay early in month
  • Start grazing warm season grasses
Fall Calving Herds

  • Body condition score cows; plan nutrition/grazing program based on BCS
  • Begin fly control program
  • Do mid summer deworming on replacement heifers and preg heifers (2yr olds)
  • Plan marketing program for calves
  • Vaccinate calves for VQA programs; line up certification
  • Wean calves if selling in VQA weaned program in August (weaned for 45 days)
  • Switch to high Se trace mineral salt
  • Start grazing warm season grasses
June 2007

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