Pd+ Section 10 - Managing heifer rearing

Published 28 November 12

Managing heifer rearing

  • Setting appropriate rearing targets for two-year calving.
  • Monitoring growth rates and body condition.
  • Managing the first service and herd entry.

Objective: To rear heifers to enter the herd at the correct weight and age for the best production and fertility performance.

Challenge: Establish clear targets for your heifer rearing and monitor performance closely over the rearing period. Ensure your heifers are served effectively and introduced into the milking herd carefully.

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