A NEW CALVING SEASON STARTED IN ANGUS FARMS
This period is marked by the beginning of the calving season in our Angus cattle farms. After the 9-month gestation period, the cattle that were joined in autumn will calve in the spring months.
These weeks are ideal for new products due to moderate temperatures typical for spring, but also because calves will directly graze fresh grass from the pasture when it has the highest nutritional value. A notable benefit is also that calves born in the spring can be sold by farmers at the beginning of the cold season, reducing the cost of fodder that would be needed in the winter.
Cattle of the Aberdeen Angus breed are recognised for the many advantages of their increased adaptability to living conditions, resisting on pastures at very varied temperatures. In addition to this characteristic of the breed, the Angus cattle are also recognised for their calving ease. Although it is highly recommended for the cattle to be constantly monitored, human intervention is not required during the calving.
In order to avoid their stress, the day after being calved, the little males are castrated by means of an elastic ring and all the calves receive earrings. Every day the calves of each group of Angus cattle on the pastures are checked. New-born calves get within 24 hours their earrings in order to be clear which calf belongs to which mother cow.
In cattle breeding, performance registering and genetic improvement are essential. By selecting males for breeding, farmers can positively influence the traits transmitted to the herd and contribute to improving the breed. only the best bulls bring yield and quality, their genes influencing daily average gain, muscle and hat ratio, milk production for calves and all in all physical and mental health of animals.