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dc.contributor.authorSteevens, Barryeng
dc.contributor.authorThorne, James G.eng
dc.date.issued1983eng
dc.description.abstract"In 1982, the life expectancy of cows in the DHIA program was 5.5 years or 3.5 lactations. During her life, a cow can be expected to produce three calves. Using a plus-predicted* sire, keeping all heifers that offer reasonable promise, and maintaining a 5 percent or less calfhood mortality are ways you can increase herd size and improve inherited productivity. Unfortunately, on many farms, the number of replacements available is adequate only for replacing cows that die or suffer from disease, injury, sterility, or old age. If heifers are bred to a scrub or beef bull and calfhood mortality exceeds 15 to 20 percent, you'll have to depend on purchasing replacements. Raising your own replacements prevents diseases from being introduced to the herd by purchased animals. You also have first opportunity to determine their merit as milk producers. With a successful program for raising replacements, you'll have a heifer ready to freshen at 24 months. Most of the practices described in this guide sheet are important in achieving this goal."--First page.eng
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBarry Steevens (Department of Dairy Science College of Agriculture), and James G. Thorne (College of Veterinary Medicine)eng
dc.description.versionRevised 9/83/8Meng
dc.identifier.otherG-03556-1983eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/77801
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Divisioneng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Extensioneng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesG - Agricultural Guides (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension) ; 03556 (1983)eng
dc.rightsArchive version. For the most recent information see extension.missouri.edu.eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.rights.licenseProvided for historical documentation only. Check Missouri Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station websites for current information.eng
dc.sourceDigitized by the University of Missouri Libraries, 2020. Digitized from a duplicate copy that was not added to the collection. Scanner: Fujitsu fi-7460 with ScandAll Pro v. 2.1.5 Premium. Pdf/a.eng
dc.titleRaising dairy replacements : An investment in the futureeng
dc.typeDocumenteng


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