5 Traits You Want In A Beef Breeding Heifer5 Traits You Want In A Beef Breeding Heifer
When selecting beef heifers to produce your next calf crop, don't be tempted to consider phenotype only
October 8, 2014
Sitting ringside at a cattle show, taking in the glory of fit-to-perfection heifers is nice, but degree of condition, length and quality of hair coat and even a unique color pattern can obscure the true production qualities of show heifers, says Adele Harty, South Dakota State University cow-calf field specialist.
While phenotype does demand a place in heifer selection, Harty says some females that aren't necessarily as clean in their design can be just as productive as the more desirable heifers at first glance.
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