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Animal Health & Welfare

Managing Replacement Heifers

October 03, 2018

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The Presenters were:
Kathy Larson – Interim Director, Livestock & Forage Centre of Excellence
John Campbell DVM, DVSc – Veterinarian and professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Video Guide:
00:00 - 01:35 : Welcome comments and agenda
01:35 - 10:17 : The 5% rule
17:06 - 32.17 : Economics of replacement heifers
33:38 - 56:30 : managing replacement heifers.
56:30 - 1:05:14 : Question and answer session
1:05:14 - 1:06:50 : How to stay connected with the BCRC and closing comments

For more information related to some of the topics discussed during the webinar:

Replacement heifer management fact sheet 
Beef Cattle Research Council 
http://www.beefresearch.ca/files/pdf/1%20Heifer%20Development%20BCRC%20Factsheet.pdf

Considérations économiques et au niveau reproducteur du développement des taures d’élevage
Beef Cattle Research Council 
http://www.beefresearch.ca/files/pdf/Heifer%20Development%20BCRC%20Factsheet%20FRENCH.pdf

Boosting the calf crop percentage in your beef herd
Beef Cattle Research Council 
http://www.beefresearch.ca/resources/webinars.cfm?#percentage

How much to feed a heifer? That is the question 
Beef Magazine
http://www.beefmagazine.com/nutrition/how-much-feed-heifer-question

Heifer calving date positively influences calf weaning weights through six parturitions 
West Central Research and Extension Center   
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1083&context=westcentresext

Feed her to grow
Drovers
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/bovine-vet/bv-magazine/feed-her-to-grow-113983359.html

A dozen ways to improve beef heifer fertility 
Drovers
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/bovine-vet/bv-magazine/a-dozen-ways-to-improve-beef-heifer-fertility-113985274.html

Heifer calving date influences weaning weights, longevity
The Western Producer
http://www.producer.com/2015/04/heifer-calving-date-influences-weaning-weights-longevity/

Cost to raise preg-checked replacement heifers 
The Beef Magazine
http://www.beefmagazine.com/genetics/costs-raise-preg-checked-replacement-heifers

What is the most profitable heifer replacement strategy
The Beef Magazine
http://www.beefmagazine.com/marketing/whats-most-profitable-heifer-replacement-strategy

KSU-beef replacement calculator 
Kansas State University 
https://www.agmanager.info/livestock-meat/production-economics/ksu-beef-replacement

Guidelines for estimating beef replacement heifer costs
Manitoba Agriculture 
http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/business-and-economics/financial-management/pubs/cop-beef-bredheifer.pdf

Raising vs. buying heifers for herd replacements 
iGrow 
http://igrow.org/livestock/beef/raising-vs.-buying-heifers-for-herd-replacements/

What does it cost to raise replacement heifers?
Western Beef Development Centre
http://www.wbdc.sk.ca/pdfs/fact_sheets/2011/2011-04%20Cost_to_Raise_Replacement_Heifers.pdf

Raising replacements - What is the cost?
Western Beef Development Centre  
http://www.wbdc.sk.ca/pdfs/fact_sheets/2012/2012.06_Raising_Replacements_WhatistheCost.pdf

Replacement heifer calculator 
Western Beef Development Centre
http://www.wbdc.sk.ca/economics_current.htm

Economics of raising beef replacement heifers
Western Beef Development Centre 
http://www.wbdc.sk.ca/pdfs/fact_sheets/2014/WBDC_FactSheet_%20Heifer%20DevelopmentEconomics_2014-03.pdf

 

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