Heifer Selection By The Numbers

Heifer Selection By The Numbers

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

I like to wait until at least a month after weaning to see how the calf does off the cow. But I also note heifers that are too fat or too thin at weaning. Those that are too fat will often not be good milkers as cows. Thin heifers may not cycle and breed well, and may have dams that are poor milkers.

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