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This may seem like a dumb question. But here goes.
What is the best time to plan calving? Most of the literature and online info says plan for early spring calving. makes sense.
However I've noticed that around my area, and on my property when previously leased to a farmer (Pingelly WA). most lambing takes place in June into July, so early to mid winter. This also makes sense as after the first rains in June is when feed starts to grow.
Is their a fundamental difference between calving and lambing dates? or should I just copy big farmer and lamb production but with cattle.

I'm making the assumption that as we don't have the extreme cold temperatures in winter here and that feed production is highest from June-Octoberish that that's the time I should plan calving. So plan for breeding in September-October 274 days average gestation (lowline cattle) Calves in Mid June-July ish

Am I way off base here

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