Nutritional management of replacement beef heifers: a review.

  title={Nutritional management of replacement beef heifers: a review.},
  author={C. P. Bagley},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={71 11},
Systems to produce replacement heifers to calve initially at 2 yr of age and at 12-mo intervals thereafter require integrated forage-animal management plans. The process of developing heifers as replacements must begin during the cow-calf production phase. Age and weight at puberty are affected by several factors, including breed of livestock. Generally, breeds of a larger size at maturity are older and heavier when reaching puberty. Heifers that are kept as replacements must be weaned at… CONTINUE READING


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