What Should I Give my Cattle Going to Grass?
With the grass greening up, folks are wondering what they should do at branding time or before the calves go to pasture. Doc Jake with Sioux Nation Ag Center offers some advice on what is best for your herd.
When and How Should I Use a Calf Puller
Are you wanting to use a calf puller, but are unsure how to do it correctly and safely? Doc Jake with Sioux Nation Ag Center gives the details on how to help that cow give birth successfully!
How to Tube Feed a Calf
Do you have a scouring calf you want to administer electrolytes or colostrum to, but it won’t suck a bottle? Doc Jake with Sioux Nation Ag Center gives directions in this video on how to tube feed this calf.
How Can I Get My Cows to Calve During the Day?
Tired of checking cows all night during calving season? Doc Jake from Sioux Nation Ag Center offers advice on how to you can feed your cows to make more of them calve during the daytime.
How Soon Does a Newborn Calf Need Colostrum?
The first milk a cow makes, called colostrum, is key to her calf’s success. But how soon does that calf need to drink it? Doc Jake with Sioux Nation Ag Center is here to answer that question.
What Shots Should I Give a Calf at Birth?
When a calf is born, what, if anything, should it be given right away? Doc Jake with Sioux Nation Ag Center discusses the possibilities.
How Do I Get a Newborn Calf to Drink From the Cow?
Do you have a calf that won’t nurse the cow? Doc Jake from Sioux Nation Ag Center provides a few tips on how to help it along.
When to call the Vet
There are times to handle a calving issue on your own and times when it’s best to call a veterinarian. Doc Jake with Sioux Nation Ag Center guides you through this decision process so you know when to call and when to tackle the job yourself.
Clean Calving is Clean Living
Keeping calves health is a multifactorial process, but one of the key aspects is sanitation. Doc Jake with Sioux Nation Ag Center talks about what to clean, and how clean it needs to be to decrease the risk of infection caused by viruses and bacteria.
When to Help a Calving Cow
Are you out in your barn right now staring at a calving cow, wondering if you should pull the calf, and using the internet to help answer your question? Well, you’re in luck, because you’ve landed on the answer! Doc Jake with Sioux Nation Ag Center details when to let a cow calve on her own, and when you should give her a hand.