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Angus cattle in a pasture.

This calendar overviews a monthly check list of things producer should do during each month. It includes health tips, notes on forages and nutrition, and also calving information.

Extension Resources

Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association

Mission: The mission of the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association is to promote, educate, and facilitate the use of performance data, record keeping, and marketing opportunities for BCIA members, while providing a leadership role to improve the Alabama cattle industry.
Website: www.albcia.com

Alabama Extension Beef Basics Online Course and iBook

The Beef Basics online course is a free online class for those interested in getting into the beef industry or for beginners. Enroll using your email address for access to videos, publications, and lessons on beef cattle forage management, nutrition, health, genetics, and consumer relations. Following completion of the course, download your certificate of completion. A supporting text, the Beef Basics iBook, is available free to download from Apple iBooks.

Additional Resources for Cattle Producers

Beef Quality Assurance Program
Alabama Farmers Federation
Alabama Cattlemen’s Association
Alabama Livestock Market News
Alabama Weekly Feedstuff/Production Cost Report

Calendar Definitions

  • Winter-calving herd: January to March calving dates
  • Spring-calving herd: March to May calving dates
  • Fall-calving herd: October to December calving dates

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar


Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar

Breeding Animals JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Replacement Heifers
Bred Heifers


Check the Alabama Extension Beef Systems website at www.aces.edu/beefsystems for upcoming events, webinars, and more!


Download a PDF of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

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