Selecting Replacement Heifers

Selecting Replacement Heifers

Jodi Henke

Successful Farming

High-quality replacement heifers are a big investment for the cow-calf producer. Whether bought or home-raised, these females are the genetic building blocks for the herd. They will be expected to produce and wean a calf every year for many years. The selection process begins at weaning when heifers are typically six-to-eight-months old.

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