- Beef Cattle Heifer Management
Learn how Beef Cattle Heifer management plays an important role in optimum production, both current and future, in a beefcattle breeding herd. .
- Heifers Buy Raise
Should you Buy or Raise Replacement Heifers? There are pros and cons to each and both are explained here...
- Heifers How Many Keep
It is a constant struggle to evaluate the number of replacement heifers that must be developed or purchased to bring into the herd each year. As a starting place in the effort to answer this question, it is important to look at the “average” cow herd to understand how many cows are in each age category.
- Heifer Development
Good heifer development is tied to proper growth and development for replacement heifers. It will aid in their ability to deliver and raise a healthy first calf and then rebreed for the subsequent calf crop.
- Heifers Growing
Ideally, heifers growing as two year olds should be in a body condition score 6 at the time that their first calf is born. Bred replacement heifers that will calve in January and February need to continue to grow and maintain body condition.
- Heifers Breeding Weight
Heifers Breeding Weight.... Growing programs for weaned replacement heifers must be adequate to allow enough gain from weaning to 13 months of age to allow a high percentage of heifers to being cycling.
- Heifers Heat Sync
Heifers Heat Sync.... The relatively new heat synchronization technique being used in replacement heifers is the combined use of MGA and prostaglandin.
- Heifers Preg Check
Heifers Preg Check.... Pregnancy Check and Cull Replacement Heifers Early. Many ranchers choose to breed the replacement heifers about a month ahead of the mature cows in the herd.
- Heifers Breed Back
Heifers Breed Back... Cattlemen for years have noted that first calf heifers tend to have lower pregnancy rates and breed back later in the breeding season following their first calf.