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ISSUE DATE: 02/11/2008

Management is key to calf scours prevention

One of the most costly problems for the cow-calf producer that can be prevented with proper management techniques is calf scours.

While many beef producers calve during March and April, when weather conditions in the High Plains and Midwest are a bit warmer, the weather can also bring muddy conditions and cause more challenges when fighting disease.

Story County, Iowa Red Angus producer Mark Finch said his best prevention against calf scours has been calving the bulk of his cows in January, when the ground is frozen.


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