Calving management in beef cow-calf herds.
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in Fort Collins, CO .
Written in English


  • Calves -- United States -- Management.,
  • Calves -- United States -- Mortality.,
  • Beef cattle -- United States -- Cow-calf system.,
  • Cattle Diseases -- mortality.,
  • Cause of Death -- veterinary.

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Other titlesCalving management in beef cow calf herds.
SeriesAPHIS Veterinary Services info sheet
ContributionsNational Animal Health Monitoring System (U.S.), United States. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Veterinary Services.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 sheet ([2] p.) :
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Open LibraryOL16041677M

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