Avoiding Calving Problems

Publication Year:
1998
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Repository URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/87641
Author(s):
Sprott, L. R.
Tags:
Beef cattle
article description
Calving difficulty, or dystocia, is influenced largely by genetics and the age of the dam. The main cause of calving problems is heavy birthweight. Solutions include selecting the right bull and mating it to properly developed heifers.