March 1 is often a target calving date. The third trimester is a critical time for beef cows who are not only growing a calf, but also trying to maintain their own condition, in spite of cold weather. Sandy Johnson shares insights into the critical third trimester.
Source: Drovers, November 9, 2017.
Producers need to take note of the start of the third trimester because failing to do so is expensive either through higher feed costs, higher replacement rates, lower calf weights and/or poorer calf health.
INSIGHTS: The weather has softened a bit in beef country. Now is a good time to reinforce third-trimester health maintenance needs with producers. Consider sending this article via emails, social media or share it in person during VFD consultations.