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At what age will heifers be able to breed? Do they have to be a certain %age of their mature wieght when breed to be a productive herd cow? Do they have to be on specific weight gaining diets before they are breed?

Alot of questions I know, just trying to pick out good replacement heifers.



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Noramly they are bred to calve at 24 months and shoyld be at a minimum of 65% of their mature weight. A lot of people retain their biggest and growthiest heifers. The catch with that is these usually grow to a greater mature size and starts you down the slippery slope of frame creep. After a couple of generations you end up with mature cows that arent economical. They should be gaining weight when bred to allow them to settle. But there isn't a set ADG.

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> At what age will heifers be able
> to breed? Do they have to be a
> certain %age of their mature
> wieght when breed to be a
> productive herd cow? Do they have
> to be on specific weight gaining
> diets before they are breed?

> Alot of questions I know, just
> trying to pick out good
> replacement heifers.



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