When moving cattle to fall grazing or into the feedlot, NDSU Extension veterinarian Dr. Gerald Stokka says that’s an opportune time to check herd health. “We need to evaluate body condition scores in both cows and bulls, as well as which ones have feet and leg problems. When considering winter feeding, sometimes a decision has to be made to cull those animals that aren’t up to par.” Many producers are also preparing to wean calves. However, Stokka says one important factor to consider when weaning right now is weather. “Now those dry lots aren’t dry, which is an additional stressor. It might be best to leave those calves on the cows for a bit longer.” Precautions should also be taken when vaccinating in wet weather because infection is more susceptible to form under the skin. Listen to more in the interview.