Always Eating for Two
Nutrition matters for each stage of calf development.
How many months out of a year is a mother cow just eating for herself?
Hopefully none, says Janna Kincheloe, North Dakota State University animal scientist.
“The cow should either be lactating or developing a fetus at all times,” she says. “If she’s not doing that, she’s probably open and should be on the trailer headed to town.”