A strategy offered to enhance longevity in first-calf heifers.

A strategy offered to enhance longevity in first-calf heifers.

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

The 2-year-old year is the toughest time of a cow’s life. She’s raising her first calf, still growing, and needs enough nutrition and body condition to cycle on schedule after calving. Otherwise, she may end up open or calving late next year. It can be a challenge to get heifers rebred without losing ground in their calving schedule.

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