Beet pellet and free martin question

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I saw beet pellets for sale at the feed store the other day. We have a heifer we are raising as a family cow. Are these something I would want to throw in with her grain or give her as a treat? Secondly, there was definitely dishonesty in the purchase of her and now that I've been reading more I've noticed the issue of free martin. How common is the incidence of freemartins? I guess I just wouldn't put it past the person I bought her from to have known she was a freemartin when I purchased her.

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It comes down to how frequent are multiple births and of those births how many are mixed gender. 90%+ of those heifers born twin to a bull are freemartins. Has this gent had a lot of twins, has the heifer cycled? Even if she has cycled there is no gaurentee she isn't a freemartin but some of them don't. Other then breeding her and seeing if she takes the only other way to know 100% is a DNA bloodtest.

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> I saw beet pellets for sale at the
> feed store the other day. We have
> a heifer we are raising as a
> family cow. Are these something I
> would want to throw in with her
> grain or give her as a treat?
> Secondly, there was definitely
> dishonesty in the purchase of her
> and now that I've been reading
> more I've noticed the issue of
> free martin. How common is the
> incidence of freemartins? I guess
> I just wouldn't put it past the
> person I bought her from to have
> known she was a freemartin when I
> purchased her.
 

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