The key to successful management in a cow herd is being able to plan health, feeding, and marketing programs that will be effective and efficient. These plans can only work well if there is a carefully controlled breeding and calving season. A recent study from Troxel and Barham (2009) in Arkansas examined how the results of changing the length of a calving season in 6 herds influenced productivity and returns in the herds. The result was changing calving seasons from an average of 273 days to 85 days long....
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