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Ranch Hand Top 10; April 2011

Top 10 management strategies to consider on your operation during April 2011:
  1. Check calves regularly and treat as necessary
  2. Match rations and minerals to needs of lactating cows
  3. Make appointments for bull breeding soundness exams
  4. Fertilize pastures 
  5. Plan prebreeding and bull turnout health protocols
  6. Finalize culling and selection of replacement heifers
  7. Order semen and AI supplies
  8. Monitor pasture growth and don't graze until adequate
  9. Dispose of dead livestock from winter
  10. Check alfalfa for winter kill
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