Calving two year old heifers to rebuild herds


Beef producers in areas with low soil fertility, unimproved pastures or otherwise challenging environments often calve heifers at three years to avoid dystocia, low subsequent joining rates or other problems associated with calving earlier.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Why calve at 2yo now?
  • Making it work
  • Supplementary feeding
  • Health program
  • Bull selection & joining
  • "Exit" options


Primefact DOC20/85501 First Edition

Published: Aug 2020