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


Go to Period 6. BreedingGo to Period 8. Post-Calving 
(calves 6 to 8 months of age)

Nursing calves

(4 to 6 months of age)
  1. Physical Exams
    (behavior, growth)
  2. Nutritional evaluations
    (milk, grass, feed intake)
  3. Vaccinate
    (2nd 5-way Lepto, 2nd 7-way Clostridia, Heifer Brucellosis)
    - minimum vaccines
  4. Strategic worm control evaluations
  5. Strategic fly control evaluations


  1. Physical Exams
    (body condition, udder, feet, teeth, eyes)
  2. Nutritional evaluations
    (protein, energy, minerals, soil test results)
  3. Strategic worm control evaluations
  4. Strategic fly control evaluations
  5. Pregnancy detection
    (palpation, ultrasound)
  6. Culling evaluations
    (based on physical, pregnancy, calves)