Beef Management Tips - July 2007

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

Spring Calving Herds

  • Check bulls regularly for performance and injury
  • End breeding season; pull bulls
  • Feed 1st calf heifers separately; give them best forage and supplement
  • Continue fly control program
  • Continue feeding high Se trace salt
  • Continue creep grazing
  • Do mid summer deworming and implanting early in month
  • Start grazing warm season grasses
  • Move cattle to some hay fields to give pastures a rest
Fall Calving Herds

  • Continue fly control program
  • Do mid summer deworming on replacement heifers, preg heifers (2yr olds) and 3yr-old cows
  • Continue high Se trace mineral salt
  • Move cattle to some hay fields to give pastures a rest
  • Vaccinate calves for VQA programs; line up certification
  • Wean calves if selling in VQA weaned program in late August or September (weaned for 45 days)
July 2007

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