For most cattle producers, weaning is in the books and pregnancy checking is complete or soon to be underway. Now is the time to pay attention to those pregnant cows out on crop residue or grass. South Dakota State University Extension cow/calf field specialist Olivia Amundson says producers shouldn’t neglect nutrition during the late gestation planning period. Cattle producers who calve in January and February should be paying attention to injuries or diseases that can occur in the pre-calving stages. One of those is prolapsing. “That usually happens when cows are over conditioned,” says Amundson. “Another thing to look out for is ketosis, or pregnancy toxemia. This typically happens to cow exposed to a lower level of nutrition.” There is an upcoming opportunity for cattle producers to learn more about calving distribution and management strategies. Check out the BeefUp event and listen to the full interview.