Spring Calving Cow Herd:
* Manage pastures to minimize the effect of high endophyte levels in fescue. Clipping pastures will improve forage quality and can also aid in controlling pinkeye by avoiding irritation caused by seed heads. Pasture, other than fescue, can be beneficial this month. Fescue is at its worse in July and August now is the time to be grazing alfalfa, clover, sudangrass, sorgh-sudan & millets. You can also take advantage of what nature provides you. Cattle will do well on crabgrass, Johnsongrass and foxtail.
* Bulls should be removed from the cow herd by now! Bulls should be penned away from the cow herd with a good fence and allowed to regain lost weight and condition. This helps tighten up your calving season, which always makes you money.
* Creep graze or advance graze calves, providing them with the best forages available. Providing high quality forage to suckling calves will increase weaning weight with high calf prices and economical grain costs, your return per dollar spent will be very good. Creep feeding grain from now to October weaning will really pay off this year.