- Oct 5, 2004
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I just weaned 3 heifers from 1st time heifer mommas 512, 516 & 518 lbs @ 7 mos. old (2 weeks ago). I plan to keep these 3 for replacement females. I have always heard that a heifer should be at least 75% of her adult weight when first bred. I have for the most part a closed calving season, I plan to introduce these heifers to a bull the 1st of April; so I have 6 mos. to get them to the desired weight. My question since I know their weights; is 15 lbs. (3% of weight) of 12% protein feed per head/per day enough or too much to get them to gain approx. 1.5 lbs/day, I don't want them too fat, any advice?