Bottle baby season

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by tbishop, May 30, 2006.

  1. tbishop

    tbishop Well-Known Member

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    What time of year are bottle babies most available? Are they planned for a certain time or does it happen "naturally" by seasons or other factors? I'm sorry if this is a weird question- I have some ideas and want to to do things correctly when the time comes.

    Tim B.
     
  2. john in la

    john in la Well-Known Member

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    Bottle baby season usually last all year but there is a usually a spike when most will be born.
    Since you list Minnesota as a state others can most likely answer better but I would assume spring for you.
    Here in the south our season is fall. Our cows produce better through the winter because of our very hot summers so we try to calve Sept 1.
     

  3. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    In MN the lion's share are born April - June 15, then another smaller go-round Sept. 1` to Dec. 1. Yet many dairies are calving the same number of cows every month, especially if you are near larger freestall confinement dairies.
     
  4. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Here we go for early spring/later fall. Cooler weather and all that. I prefer spring calves myself.