In SW Indiana, producers say cows are calving up to 3 weeks early this fall. Also that sows are farrowing early. Yesterday a neighbor had his pond watering system for 30 cows run dry. Our forecast is for 100 again today.
I am not supposed to get any calves until September 3rd, we have had 8. Our fall calves are always earlier and smaller at birth than our spring calves. I have taken about ten years worth of birth weights and averaged them out and the fall calves are 11.2 pounds lighter at birth. Cows are similarly bred and the same bulls are used. Probably not scientific but interesting.