The First-calf Heifer Conundrum

The First-calf Heifer Conundrum

Dr. Jason Smith

University of Tennessee

First-calf heifers.  Let’s face it – we all struggle with them at least to some degree.  And it’s an issue that we face not just here in Tennessee, but across the entire country.  If one comes up open, we’re faced with one of two choices.  The first (and recommended) is to sell her, which will generally result in an overall loss on that female.

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