The result will be tighter beef supplies and higher prices in the future for replacement heifers
, and cattle producers will have a harder time financing future herd rebuilding.
Another modeled production on a confinement farm with a herd of 100 moderate framed Holsteins and 80 replacement heifers
should be managed to have their first calf by 2 years of age.
The objective of this study was to evaluate herbage mass, allowance, and nutritive value of Florigraze and Arbrook pastures under continuous stocking management and to compare animal performance of Holstein replacement heifers
grazing the two cultivars in North Florida.
distribution of growing replacement heifers
may be a function of genetic selection for milk yield over the time , Mechanisms responsible for hyperplasia or hypertrophy, or both, that underlie such increases in mass generally reflect those during developmental growth .
One graduate wrote from his ranch in Texas: "We are raising our own replacement heifers
from a flourishing herd of Brangus cows.
Most of the people who will buy the replacement heifers
are professional ranchers from Ventura County and other counties.
Data on replacement heifers
indicate that beef cow numbers likely will remain flat or increase only moderately.
8mn head while the number of beef replacement heifers
fell by 2% y-o-y to 5.
This week I have been dehorning, tagging and de-worming the last of our later-born calves and also the yearlings and replacement heifers
USING genomics to breed the best females is eliminating unproductive replacement heifers
at a North Wales dairy farm.
Livestock enterprise analysis for beef replacement heifers
has identified feed as the largest single expense for raising replacement heifers
, which is estimated to range from 72% to 86% of total direct expenses for a heifer ready to calve (ND Farm Business Management Education Program 2010, 2011, 2012; Dhuyvetter et al.
a slower pace of herd reduction, with record-high dairy cow culling offset by an ample supply of dairy replacement heifers
The farm has around 300 replacement heifers
, plus 11,500 breeding ewes and 3,000 acres of combinable cropping.
Feed represents about 50 to 55 percent of total costs of developing replacement heifers