1. Events

February 22, 2019

Developing Your Replacement Heifers

Location

Noble Research Institute
Oswalt Ranch
18414 Dixon Road
Marietta, OK 73448

Time

9 am - 3 pm

Registration Fee

$25, includes lunch

Level 3: Advanced

 

General Overview

Heifer development is the most costly management practice used to improve herd genetics. Proper heifer development is critical to improving longevity in your herd. Selecting for maternal traits is important for improving efficiency in your cow herd and complementing your production goals. This class will provide selection traits and strategies that are critical for developing heifers that match your production goals and environment.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to select heifers at weaning using multiple traits (phenotypic and genotypic)
  • The basic nutritional requirements for heifer development
  • The proper tools for a successful breeding season
  • How and when to determine pregnancy
  • How to market heifers that are not retained
  • The nutritional needs of a first-calf heifer
How You Will Learn:
  • Classroom discussion
  • Hands-on demonstration
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend:
  • Producers interested in strategies for improving replacement heifers’ longevity in the herd through proper development
What You Should Bring:
  • Weather-appropriate outdoor attire
Related Courses:
  • Reproductive Technologies and Management
  • Cow/Calf Nutrition
  • Matching Forage Quality to Animal Performance
Related Resources:
Love County Farms Directions

Love County Farms Map

Download Map