Cattle producers are enjoying the nice weather as they are still in the midst of calving season.

"We start about April 25th," explained Tyson Rasmuson who works on a cattle farm near Midale, "and we run for 60 days until the end of June."

He added that that the season has been going well especially since the weather turned nice.

"Once calving is done, we'll be gearing up to get the hay equipment ready and hopefully we'll get the rains and we have some hay to cut."

"We tag them out on pasture within a day or two after they are born. They get their vitamin A and their selenium shot. They get their vaccines, we'll probably start the first week of June."

The vaccines will protect the calves from pneumonia-related illnesses and other diseases.

He also mentioned that mother cows can be quite protective of their new calves so the work can be dangerous. 

"They aren't pets like some people think they are and it can be dangerous at times. They're looking after their babies and if they get you, it could be bad."

 

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