Replacement heifer management

Replacement heifer management

Ken Olson

Tri State Livestock News

Simply stated, cow depreciation is the cost of developing a heifer to replace the cow amortized over the life of the cow. This includes the value of the heifer calf that can’t be sold, and also includes feed, veterinary, breeding and other costs of owning the heifer from weaning until she produces a calf as a two-year-old.

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