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Poll: Ranchers feed late to control calving times

Published on 17 January 2020

Scientific evidence shows that feeding later in the day can influence the time frame in which most cows calve.

In an online poll, Progressive Cattle asked producers, "Do you feed at night to help control calving times?"

Some readers, about 37%, answered that they don't arrange their feed times with calving in mind. 

The majority of respondents, almost 63%, answered that they feed later in the day to ensure that most of the herd calves during the day.  end mark

Do you feed at night to help control calving times?

  • No: 37.1%

  • Yes: 62.9%