Research update examines cow longevity based upon fertility of heifers

Research update examines cow longevity based upon fertility of heifers

Alaina Mousel

Tri State Livestock News

Can replacement heifers, when selected for fertility, impact the longevity they remain in the cowherd? That’s the question Eric Mousel, South Dakota State University Extension range livestock specialist, sought the answer to when he analyzed breeding and performance records on nearly 2,000 heifers in South Dakota.

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