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Getting Replacement Heifers Ready to Breed

February 3, 2015

Getting Replacement Heifers Ready to Breed

Paul Beck

Replacement heifers to breed at 15 months of age in order to calve for the first time as a two year old, if they are going to be a contributing (and profitable) part of our cowherd. Additionally, heifers that give birth early in their first calving season tend to calve early in subsequent calving seasons. Heifers that breed early and subsequently calve early are usually the most reproductively efficient females and will transfer this improved fertility to their offspring, increasing the reproductive efficiency of the entire cowherd. Infertile or hard breeding cows that do not conceive early (or do not conceive at all) cost producer through reduced weaning weight and increased cost per calf produced.

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