I have always bought steers. This year I bought a nice Herford heffer. She is now about a year old. As far as I can tell she has never been in heat. The steers are all interested in her but she shows no sign of heat. Is this normal for a Herford? If it is when should she come into heat? I would like to heve her have 3-4 heats before breeding and I would like an April calf so things are getting close. I did have a vet check her when she was 6 months old and basically got a quick check according to my wife and he said most likely she would be able to breed but until she had a calf on the ground no one could say for sure. The breeder i bought her from says if she is unable to breed he would replace her. Also can an AI tech bring her into heat for breeding with hormones? Thank you for all your help. By the way when I hear people talk about "Dumb farmers I always direct them to this site and the Grazersedge site on Yahoo. Usually shuts them up.