The following are tips on spring calving a cow herd:
Start cows on the high magnesium mineral supplement soon. Consider protein supplementation if hay is less than 10 percent crude protein. If cows are thin, begin energy (grain) supplementation now.
Consider vaccinating the cows to help prevent calf scours.
Get ready for calving season. See that all equipment and materials are ready, including obstetrical equipment, record forms or booklets, eartags, scales for obtaining birthweights, etc.