Genetic Implications For Beef Heifers

Genetic Implications For Beef Heifers

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Genetics play a vital role in the successful development, reproductive performance, and future productivity of beef heifers.  As the factory of the beef enterprise, profitable females have the following attributes:

-Reach puberty early, calve at 2 years of age, and then annually thereafter with no calving difficulty

-Wean a calf annually which fits demands of marketplace and meets consumer expectations

-Highly adapted to environmental and managerial resources

-Generate high revenue at low cost over a long, productive life

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