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My Father always said to never keep a calf from a heifer for a replacement. Is this true? Is there something about it being their first calf and lower quality? Or is this just a farmer's old tale.

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I have never heard this one before...but it is not true.

For breeder's that are constantly trying to improve their herd's through new and improved genetics, heifer calves out of first calf cows have the latest genetics on both the maternal and paternal side.

> My Father always said to never
> keep a calf from a heifer for a
> replacement. Is this true? Is
> there something about it being
> their first calf and lower
> quality? Or is this just a
> farmer's old tale.
 
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Anonymous

I think it's just an old farm tale, It does not make any difference, at least my first son doesn't differs from the others.

> My Father always said to never
> keep a calf from a heifer for a
> replacement. Is this true? Is
> there something about it being
> their first calf and lower
> quality? Or is this just a
> farmer's old tale.

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Anonymous

That's what I thought. Very good to know. Thanks.

> I have never heard this one
> before...but it is not true.

> For breeder's that are constantly
> trying to improve their herd's
> through new and improved genetics,
> heifer calves out of first calf
> cows have the latest genetics on
> both the maternal and paternal
> side.

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Anonymous

I think this comes from where first calf heifers don,t grow their calves as good if they are not fed right
 

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