Managing Replacement Heifers

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

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