Improving the Productivity of Beef Heifers in Florida
Illustration of proper hip height measurement.
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Beef Heifers
Improving Productivity
AN132

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Lancaster, Phillip, Chris Prevatt, and John Arthington. 2015. “Improving the Productivity of Beef Heifers in Florida: AN132/AN132, Rev. 3/2015”. EDIS 2015 (3). Gainesville, FL:9. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-an132-2015.

Abstract

Beef replacement heifers are a necessary but costly part of every cow-calf operation. A decision needs to be made to either purchase replacement heifers or raise them on the ranch. This is a long-term decision that will affect the ranch for many years through the genetics of the replacement heifers and through equipment and management inputs. This revised 9-page fact sheet provides an analysis of considerations for raising replacements; factors to consider in selection; and recommendations for nutritional management. Written by Phillip Lancaster, Chris Prevatt, and John Arthington, and published by the UF Department of Animal Sciences, March 2015. (Photo: Beef Improvement Federation)

https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-an132-2015
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References

Beef Improvement Federation. 2010. Guidelines for Uniform Beef Improvement Programs, 9th ed. http://beefimprovement.org/content/uploads/2013/07/Master-Edition-of-BIF-Guidelines-Updated-12-17-2010.pdf

Hersom, M., T. Thrift, and J. Yelich. 2013. What Does It Cost to Develop a Replacement Heifer? AN238. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. http://www.edis.ifas.ufl.edu/an238

Lancaster, P. and C. Lamb. 2014. Targeting ADG of Developing Replacement Heifers Using Age and Body Weight. AN305. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. http://www.edis.ifas.ufl.edu/an305 https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-an305-2014

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