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Days to calving and intercalving interval in beef and dairy-beef crossbred cows
One important attribute of a beef-breeding cow is the ability to wean a calf every year. Furthermore, an earlierborn calf is likely to be heavier at weaning and its dam has more opportunity to conceive again during the ...
The influence of age and breed of cow on colostrum indicators of suckled beef calves
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2016-07-07)
Rearing a calf to weaning is a key measure of performance in a beef breeding cow herd. Adequate intake of colostral antibodies by the calf in the first few hours of life is important for passive transfer of immunity, and ...