Hoard's Dairyman: When to breed heifers

July Handy Hint:

When to breed heifers


At the Hoard’s Farm, we created this quick detection method when a heifer is in the chute to determine if she is eligible to breed. A line was drawn on a 2 x 4 at the desired breeding height; for our farm the height is 42 inches. Heifers that are observed in estrus at heights above this line are bred, while heifers falling under this mark are not.