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  • 2016
  • January

'Employee' analogy aids replacement heifer selection

Replacement heifers are the hot topic at most rancher gatherings these days.
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  • 2016
  • October

Regional ranchers should reconsider default fall-calving

Fall-calving producers fall into two scenarios: deliberate and default.

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  • 2018
  • March 2018

Heifer Development: Managing for Her Future

A replacement heifer represents the most costly improvement in a herd's genetics. Since reproductive traits are lowly heritable, cattle producers must manage within the environment.

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  • 2018
  • August 2018

Raising vs. Buying Replacement Heifers

When it comes to getting replacement females for your cattle herd, multiple options are available. One would be to use your own cow herd and keep the heifers you need. Or you could outsource and purchase virgin heifers from a different operation and breed them to the bull(s) of your choice. Another option is to buy heifers bred to a bull that would roll straight into your program.