Heifer size not the best tool for selecting heifers for longevity in the Southwest.

Heifer size not the best tool for selecting heifers for longevity in the Southwest.

Lindsay King

Applied Reproductive Strategies

Heifers should have their first calf by the age of 2. However, that is dependent on their reaching puberty early, and puberty is a function of age and body weight, noted Bruce Carpenter, Texas A&M University animal science associate professor and extension livestock specialist

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