The main objective in developing replacement heifers is to have them reach puberty well before the first breeding season.
The most ideal time for most small scale producers to pregnancy check their cows is at weaning.
The best method for early pregnancy diagnosis will vary based on goals, costs and resources available.
Identifying and early culling of replacement heifers that failed to become pregnant during the breeding season is more important that ever.
Culling heifers immediately after pregnancy checking serves three very economically valuable purposes.
Increase the profitability of your cow-calf operation by utilizing early pregnancy detection.
“Heritability” is that portion of the difference in the performance of cattle that is due to genetics.