First/Second-Year Heifer vs. Heiferette

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What is the difference between a heiferette and a first/second-year heifer? I have a hefty bet riding on this one. Thanks for any light you can shed on this!

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A heiferette is any young cow that will still grade on the rail. Usually these are 2 yr olds that fail to re-breed and calve as 3's, but the odd 3 or even 4 year old will still pass.

A first calf heifer is a heifer that just had her first calf. A second calf heifer is usually a 3 yr old that has had one calf but not the second. A few still call them second calf heifers while they are nursing their second calf.

Jason Trowbridge Southern Angus Farms Alberta Canada

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