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Influence of Postpartum Plane of Nutrition and Weaning Age of the Calves on Cow Body Weight, Cow Body Condition, Estrus, Conception Rate, and Performance of the Calves in Fall-calving Beef Cows

Hancock, Kirk Lane
This study was concerned with the effect of two levels of nutrition fed cows from calving to breeding and the weaning of their calves at 7 months or 9-10 months of age on the reproductive performance of fall-calving beef cows. The primary goal was to determine how the nutritional regimes and the two calf weaning ages affect cow weight and body condition change, estrus, conception rate, and performance of their calves when these cows calved from September to mid-December.