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Quebec Farmers' Advocate Volume 2012Number 8September 15, 2012
Débora SantschiPh.D., Agr.

But I don't like to measure my heifers!

But I don't like to measure my heifers!
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There are a multitude of reasons for not measuring our heifers, some of which are certainly valid. So why do our advisors keep recommending the practice? The objective is very simple: monitor heifer growth to ensure an average age at first calving of 24 months at an appropriate weight. How often should we measure? How should we proceed? What weight should we aim for?

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