Beef Herd Health Management Calendar
Floron C. Faries, Jr. - Extension Veterinarian, College Station
Wayne H. Thompson - Extension Program Specialist, College Station
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Contents

Introduction

Go to INTRO on Post-Calving

Implementing the Calendar

  • For a 1- to 3-month calving season:
    • Select the first month, year, and number of months of calving. For example, for a herd calving March through May, select March as the first month of calving and 3 months as the length of the calving season. The program will generate a single calendar for the cow-calf herd that covers all management practices for the year. Print the page.
  • For a 4- to 12-month calving season:
    • A herd with a calving season of 4 to 6 months is managed as two herds together on the same pasture, with cows and calves of the two herds identified by two different color ear tags.
    • For a 4-month calving season, divide the season into two 2-month intervals and generate a calendar for each. For example, if the calving season is March through June, enter March as the starting month and 2 months as the calving interval. Print the page. Then enter May as the starting month and 2 months as the calving interval. Print the page. Together, these calendars will cover the whole calving season.
    • For a calving season of 6 to 12 months, divide the season into 3-month intervals and generate a calendar for each. For example, a 6-month calving season from January through June would require calendars for two 3-month intervals.
  • Video Demonstrations and Publications:
    • To learn more about the management activities that are carried out during each period, refer to the eight management periods, from A. Pre-Calving through H. Post-Calving, for links to related video demonstrations and publications.