Drop the cow from cow-calf production?

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Cow maintenance represents a considerable cost to ranchers, but today’s technology could offer alternatives. George Seidel, PhD., a Colorado State University distinguished professor and rancher, describes a system using sexed semen to breed an all-heifer herd and marketing heifers as feeder cattle once they’ve weaned their first calf.



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wondering    
Nebraska  |  September, 10, 2013 at 09:32 AM

Wondering how big of a hole you will dig for yourself not knowing it the progeny can make it as a cow (go completely through the process)? Longevity, health, fertility. Someone will run those animals for a sustained period to ensure you can do this? Seems like there has been a problem already ET heifers with no history.


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