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Beef herd management tips for July!

Well wheat harvest is progressing around north central Kansas and harvest season can be a very stressful time for farm families, so it is important to remember to practice safety guidelines to keep everyone safe. However, producers simply move onto the next management decision on their farm. Life must continue even in this crazy situation with Covid-19! The cow-calf enterprise is the most prominent component of the livestock sector in this area, so producers are continually faced with management decisions every day.

Here are a few beef herd management guidelines to follow during the month of July.

With the hot temperatures, it is important to provide plenty of clean, fresh water. On average, a 1,300-pound cow (not with calf/nursing) takes about 14 gallons of water per day at about 90 degrees F. So cows in milk or still nursing a calf would take even more at about 17-20 gallons/day. So adequate water is critical with our weather conditions!

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