Cull or keep after the first breeding season?

Cull or keep after the first breeding season?

Martha Hollida Garrett

Southern Livestock

The open heifer—she can be the future of your herd or a continued management liability throughout her tenure in the cowherd. Research points out that if she fails to breed the first time, then you can expect to have this battle repeatedly. A live calf continues to be the number one economic factor towards a ranch’s bottom line, so this underlines the added importance of this initial breeding, as it serves as key indicator for the future.

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