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Don’t Let Weather Impact Calf Development

  SHOREVIEW, Minn. — More than 75 percent of fetal growth occurs in the last trimester,[1] due in part to the rapid growth of a calf’s tissues. For many beef producers the period of rapid development also coincides with extremely variable weather conditions that often include rain, wind, sleet and snow. These conditions not only put a drain on cows’ energy stores, but may also have adverse effects on the quality of your mineral sources, says Greg Eckerle, Ph.D....

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