After a tough fall, keeping cattle healthy is top of mind as ranchers transition to calving season. Nutrition is a critical component to a healthy cattle herd. However, many forages put up this haying season are lacking the proper nutrients needed in a feeding ration. South Dakota State University Extension veterinarian Dr. Russ Daly advises ranchers to supplement essential minerals and vitamins, like A and E, for cows in late gestation. “Those vitamins don’t pass from the mother to the fetus during pregnancy,” explains Daly. “So, it’s important cows are in a good plane of nutrition for those vitamins.” This fall and winter, Daly has been fielding questions about cow death losses on pasture. A lot of those are unexplained illnesses ranchers are seeking answers to. Hear the full story.