We do sell replacement heifers. The calves are weaned at 4 months of age and backgrounded for another 60-90 days. The heifers are all Genomic Tested with Genemax Advantage from Zoetis. This test gives us genetic markers for different heritable traits such as maternal, carcass, and behavioral qualities. I believe adding this test with genetic background gives us a better prediction on how productive and sustainable the “soon to be cows” will be. The price of a good replacement cow is X dollars. What is the price of a replacement cow if she is in the herd for 10-13 years? This is a whole different ball game. Our objective is to find out as much info as we can before we spend time and cash developing her into a cow.

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