puberty of herefords

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Baldie Maker

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I recently purchased 2 reg. hereford heifers. I've searched the internet for information on when they should come into heat. I can't find any anywhere. Any one out know when you should see the first signs?
 

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Depending on how good they've had life you could see the first heat anywhere from 6 months to about 14 months, if they really were shortchanged on groceries it could be even later.

Typically my heifers start cycling at around 9-10 months.
 

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KNERSIE":2ascjyek said:
Depending on how good they've had life you could see the first heat anywhere from 6 months to about 14 months, if they really were shortchanged on groceries it could be even later.

Typically my heifers start cycling at around 9-10 months.

Pretty well my experience, except for the heifer I lost when she calved at 13 months.
 

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jkwilson":24jljnqm said:
KNERSIE":24jljnqm said:
Depending on how good they've had life you could see the first heat anywhere from 6 months to about 14 months, if they really were shortchanged on groceries it could be even later.

Typically my heifers start cycling at around 9-10 months.

Pretty well my experience, except for the heifer I lost when she calved at 13 months.
A heifer that calved at 13 months? wow. Too bad you lost her. Very unusual, I would think. 19 months is about the earliest we have had one calve, i believe. There is usually one or two cycling around 8 months every year, I have even gotten a couple of them accidently exposed to a bull at that age, but none ever conceived.
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I had 1/2 jersey-1/2 angus heafer to get out of a holding pen with other heafers.She went through 3 fence to get to the bull.Got her back up the same day.The next weekend give a shot of lute.
9 months later we pulled a calf from her.Lucky thay both made it.17 months old when calved.
 

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They will start cycling before you probably want to breed them...most people wait and time it so they calve around two years...dealing with a young pregnant heifer can be difficult and you can lose either the heifer or the calf pretty easily.
 

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Had a 15mo angus heifer calve last year, got bred to a straight simmi bull. Had to pull it, hard for an 800 lb heifer to spit out a 97lb calf.
 

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Not sure about Herefords but our Gelbvieh/Shorthorn crosses have been cycling pretty regularily around 4 ro 5 months.

Had a vet tell me they had seen Gelbvieh cycle as early as 3 1/2 months in a study they did at vet school.
 

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Mat Man":1ln5bptf said:
I had 1/2 jersey-1/2 angus heafer to get out of a holding pen with other heafers.She went through 3 fence to get to the bull.Got her back up the same day.The next weekend give a shot of lute.
9 months later we pulled a calf from her.Lucky thay both made it.17 months old when calved.

Wait for 30 days and you will get better results from the lut
 

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