SELECT FOR EARLY MATURING TRAIT IN REPLACEMENTS

The main objective in developing replacement heifers is to have them reach puberty well before the first breeding season. Having gone through several estrous cycles improves their chances of becoming pregnant in the first 20 days of that breeding season — on the first day, if estrus synchronization and timed artificial insemination are used — and delivering a live calf in the first 30 days of their first calving season.

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