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Conquering calving season

Photo by Amanda NolzWhether an operation calves in early winter, mid-spring or the fall, Mike Patrick, DVM, of Mitchell, SD, has several management practices for producers to keep in mind.

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There is nothing quite like a group of healthy baby calves running around a grassy pasture, while their nurturing mothers call after them. However, it’s no secret to ranchers that this idealistic vision of a smooth calving season doesn’t come without intensive labor and great management skills. Whether an operation calves in early winter, mid-spring or the fall, Mike Patrick, DVM, has several management practices for producers to keep in mind.

There is nothing quite like a group of healthy baby calves running around a grassy pasture, while their nurturing mothers call after them. However, it’s no secret to ranchers that this idealistic vision of a smooth calving season doesn’t come without intensive labor and great management skills. Whether an operation calves in early winter, mid-spring or the fall, Mike Patrick, DVM, has several management practices for producers to keep in mind.

There is nothing quite like a group of healthy baby calves running around a grassy pasture, while their nurturing mothers call after them. However, it’s no secret to ranchers that this idealistic vision of a smooth calving season doesn’t come without intensive labor and great management skills. Whether an operation calves in early winter, mid-spring or the fall, Mike Patrick, DVM, has several management practices for producers to keep in mind.



There is nothing quite like a group of healthy baby calves running around a grassy pasture, while their nurturing mothers call after them. However, it’s no secret to ranchers that this idealistic vision of a smooth calving season doesn’t come without intensive labor and great management skills. Whether an operation calves in early winter, mid-spring or the fall, Mike Patrick, DVM, has several management practices for producers to keep in mind.


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