“Preg” Check and Cull “Open” Replacement Heifers

"Preg" Check and Cull "Open" Replacement Heifers

Glenn Selk

Drovers

Many ranchers choose to breed the replacement heifers about a month ahead of the mature cows in the herd. In addition, they like to use a shortened 30 to 60-day breeding season for the replacement heifers. The next logical step is to determine which of these heifers failed to conceive in their first breeding season. This is more important today than ever before.

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