Reproductive performance and profitability of heifers fed to weigh 272 or 318 kg at the start of the first breeding season.

Abstract

Reproductive performance and weaning weight of the first calf was determined in 221 Brahman crossbred heifers fed to weigh either 272 (TW1) or 318 kg (TW2) at the start of their first breeding season (target weight). Heifers were divided into light- (below average) and heavyweight (above average) groups on the basis of initial weight. Within each target… (More)

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