As we “fall” into this next season football games and pumpkin spice lattes fill the air. Although these two things are very important (I totally have to have a shot of pumpkin spice in my hot chocolate, and my husband has football on all weekend) it is also time to start thinking about your calves on pasture.
Most of you will have weaned your spring calves by the time you read this article. So, how did they do? The common answer is, “Well, they weaned at so many pounds.” This is like asking a college football addict to describe his team’s last game with one statistic — there are many other factors to tally other than calf weaning weight.
Fall has officially landed with cool crisp mornings, shorter and shorter days, the craving for an apple, and the sound of gunshots in the distance. With fall comes hunting season and although some have already started, pheasant season is still to come. Is your 4-legged hunting buddy ready?