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Quebec Farmers' Advocate Volume  2011Number 6September 15, 2011
René RoyAgr.

A four-step evaluation of your breeding requirements

A four-step evaluation of your breeding requirements
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Without a doubt, raising heifers is an expensive endeavour. On the other hand, not having enough cows to meet your quota for lack of replacement animals means a significant loss of income. Is it feasible to limit the number of animals you raise without having to worry about coming up short? To get to the bottom of the matter and to help you manage your replacements, we offer a four-step method to assess your breeding needs. 

 

Article written in collaboration with Julie Baillargeon, M.Sc., Agr., Knowledge transfer expert at Valacta.

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