It’s no secret that replacement heifers are some of the most valuable animals in a beef herd; however, value goes hand in hand with vulnerability. With recent record-high costs to develop replacement females, it may be time to consider a refresh on the replacement heifer program.
“Heifer calves retained in 2014 and 2015 came at the highest cost of development in history, with some estimates at more than $2,200 invested through pregnancy check,” said Dr. N.T. Cosby, cattle nutrition
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