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> My first time heifers that calved
> last week and lost them. Will they
> come into cycle faster since there
> is no calf nursing? Heifers frequently are slow to start cycling when they are feeding their first calf. The first noticable cycle will be at least 45 days in healthy cattle. Since she is not feeding a calf she will probably cycle before others.

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when a cow calves and begins to gain weight after birth will cause her to cycle. your heifers will probably breed faster because they do not have to produce milk for a calf. if they had a difficult birth it may slow them down because of the stress on her body.my personal opinion, can you afford to feed a cow that does not raise a calf for another year before getting a pay off?

> My first time heifers that calved
> last week and lost them. Will they
> come into cycle faster since there
> is no calf nursing?
 
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The payback is a lot quicker with a two year old that is open then on a yearling replacemnt heifer. Unless it was one spectaular cow I wouldn't give her a second thought, just put wheels under her. Heifers are a different story. You need to look long and hard at the dollars and the return time frame.

dun

> You absolutely cannot afford to
> keep an open heifer or cow around
> for another year if she is not
> raising a calf.
 

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