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Ranch Hand Top 10; May 2011

Top 10 management strategies to consider on your operation during May 2011.
  1. Continue sound cow nutrition program until turnout
  2. Evaluate cows for body condition, lameness and udder problems
  3. Finalize pasture stocking rate, spring culling and breeding decisions
  4. ID all calves before turnout and consider age and source verification
  5. Maintain fences and water sources
  6. Decide what health protocol to use at branding
  7. Vaccinate for anthrax
  8. Include magnesium in mineral for grass tetany control
  9. Adapt bulls to grass prior to breeding turnout
  10. Seed dedicated forage crops and purchase cover crop seed
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