Replacement heifers – Keep feed on track for next year’s breeding season

Replacement heifers – Keep feed on track for next year’s breeding season

Ryon S. Walker, University of Minnesota Beef Team

The Prairie Star

What are your heifers currently weighing? How many pounds/day are your heifers gaining? What is the quality of winter feed your replacement heifers are receiving? Do you feed your replacement heifers separately from your cow herd? When do you plan to breed your replacement heifers?

These are important questions to ask yourself so that you know if your heifers are on track for their first breeding season.

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