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Your heifers contain the latest genetic changes that you, the breeder, has made and should therefore have the best genetics in the herd. Hence, a great deal of emphasis must be placed on heifer management because it can affect overall profitability in a cattle breeding situation. Heifer management involves:
This Primefact outlines the important management phases that need to be considered during each phase of a heifer’s lifespan. The five phases are: