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Time to Start Planning for Heifer Development

Fig. 1. Heifer development at the NFREC Feed Efficiency Facility Credit: Nicolas DiLorenzo Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC Even in this current, somewhat depressed, cattle market, replacement females for the Florida commercial cow herd are an annual expense of approximately $ 400 million.  Development and selection of the best females to …

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Nominations Open For The Florida Heifer Development Program

The 2017-2018 Florida Heifer Development Program opened for the nomination of heifers on June 1, 2017. Last year the program developed 79 head of commercial and purebred heifers for producers from Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Angus Heifer enrolled in the Florida Heifer Development Program at the NFREC. Photo Credit: Kalyn Waters The program was designed …

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Florida Heifer Development Program Hosts Workshop January 6

Heifers entered in the 2016 Florida Heifer Development Program, at the North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna. Photo: K. Waters The investment of time and resources that are required for replacement heifer develop is substantial. However, effective heifer development is critical for continued success within a cattle production system. Research has provided developmental benchmark …

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UF/IFAS offers Heifer Development Program for Cattle Producers

The Florida Heifer Development Program  Annually beef cattle producers are faced with the decision of how to replace unproductive females within their herd. For most large commercial ranches, developing their own replacement heifers is a viable option, but for many smaller operations (<100 head) it is not as easy.  Whether it is that lack of …

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Beef Replacement Heifer Development Considerations

Heifer development at NFREC. Photo: N. DiLorenzo Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC Now that we have left behind a few years of severe droughts and hay shortages, there has been renewed talk about beef herd reconstruction in the U.S. fueled by a couple years of encouraging calf prices. A nationwide survey …

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Upcoming AL BCIA Bull And Heifer Sales

  The 2011-12 Wiregrass Forage Based BCIA Bull Evaluation Sale is Saturday, October 27th, at the bull test site, just south of Elba.  There are 67 rugged two-year old bulls in the sale. 2012 Wiregrass Bull Sale Flyer 2012 Wiregrass BCIA Bull Sale Catalog (36 pages)   The following Saturday, November 3rd , the Alabama BCIA …

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