First Annual Production Symposium Held October 6-7th in Bozeman

Calving Season: When is Optimal for Your Ranch?

 

Over 60 attendees, most of them students in the MSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences, gathered in Bozeman to listen to Burke Teichert discuss the importance of finding the right calving season to fit your environment and resources. Burke Teichert discussing the importance of matching calving season to your environment

Mr. Teichert spent the morning discussing the implications of calving season on supplementation, winter grazing opportunities and selection of replacement females. 

The group then traveled to the Red Bluff Research Ranch to tour the pastures and learn more about the challenges and opportunities of moving calving season, specifically providing adequate high-quality forage during breed-up. 

Field tour of Red Bluff  

The evening wrapped up with a producer panel featuring MT and ID ranchers discussing their respective changes in calving season and the opportunities it has opened up for their family and operations.