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

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Post-calving (calves 2 to 4, 4 to 6, and 6 to 8 months of age)

  • Calves are worked through the chute at three different times for physical exams, initial and booster vaccinations, possible treatment of worms and flies, growth implants, branding and weighing. The third working is for weaning and quality grading.
  • At the first and third working, cows and heifers in the lot are given physical examinations so that corrections can be made if necessary. At the second calf working, cows and heifers are worked through the chute for pregnancy detection and possible treatment for worms and flies. Cows and heifers are culled based on the physical exam, pregnancy detection, and weaned calf grading.