Animal Science Department


Date of this Version

December 2001


Published for Proceedings, The Range Beef Cow Symposium XVII December 11, 12, and 13, 2001 - Casper, Wyoming.


The selection of a calving season could well be one of the most important economic decisions made on a ranch. Changes in calving season and weaning date can cause or require many other changes in a cow-calf production system. Therefore, a systems approach should be used wherein every variable that one can think of should be considered to get the best estimate of the overall effect. The economic rewards of selecting the “best” calving season can make the analysis worthwhile.