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The Cow/Calf Planner is a Cow/Calf
Management Calendar that offers timely information and
suggestions on managing your herd utilizing five different
CALVING - Calving is a critical time of year
that requires equipment, supplies, labor and facility preparations.
This calendar prepares you for the calving season and offers
suggestions to manage your calf crop.
BREEDING - Reproduction is one of the most important economical
traits in the beef industry. Breeding season success is a reflection of your
herd management practices of the previous year. This calendar helps you prepare
and manage for the breeding season and offers tips on breeding season success.
MANAGEMENT - Management plays a large role in all aspects
of an operation and greatly impacts economics. This calendar provides strategies
for managing areas of an operation that can easily be over-looked and have
major impacts on your economic returns and production goals.
NUTRITION - Nutrition impacts reproduction, lactation and
performance in a herd. Nutrition is an area of management that should be monitored
year round. This calendar includes suggestions to ensure that your cows, replacement
heifers, bulls and calves are conditioned to exceed your management expectations.
HEALTH - Health, along with nutrition, can have a major impact
on reproduction, lactation and performance in a herd and greatly affect carcass
quality. This calendar provides a monthly schedule for vaccinating your herd
and suggestions for monitoring herd health.
This planner is offered in two formats: an Interactive
Cow/Calf Planner Excel Worksheet provides you topics under each category
relevant to the time of year and gives you pertinent information for each topic
by touching the cell for that topic where a window will appear. The Cow/Calf
Planner Print Sheet allows you to print each calendar month with all the
pertinent information for each topic. Both files contain the exact same information.