CALVING MANAGEMENT IN AUTUMN
This period is marked by the beginning of calvings in Angus cattle farms. After the gestation period of 9 months, the pregnant cattle in the spring will now calve in the autumn months.
These weeks are ideal for the calving of new products due to the moderate temperatures but also because, until the cold weather, the calves will have the constitution and strength necessary to withstand the low temperatures.
Aberdeen Angus animals are recognized for their many benefits due to their increased adaptability to living conditions, withstanding grazing on pastures at very different temperatures. In addition to this breed characteristic, Angus cattle are also recognized for their ease of calving. Although it is good for the animals to be constantly monitored, there is no need for human intervention when calving.
In order to avoid the subsequent stress of the animals, the day after calving, the castration of the bullocks is performed using an elastic ring and the ear tagging of all calves.
Bull castration is already a common practice worldwide, its benefits being generally recognized and appreciated. Young calves begin to deposit intramuscular fat at a much younger age than bulls and are less likely to suffer a setback due to stress or illness due to weaning. Dozens of studies have been conducted on this subject, taking into account both the benefits on cattle and on the farm, from the perspective of best practices for fair and efficient management.
See below all the benefits of castration of bullocks, right after calving: