Dairy Heifer: A Fast Start to Greater Lifetime Profit10 October 2015
Maximizing lifetime profit per cow – a good measure of a dairy operation’s overall profitability – requires diligence at all stages, starting at birth.
What happens in the first 9 weeks of life can set heifers up for long-term success.
Cow turnover is a part of every modern dairy. Herd replacements present the opportunity to improve genetics and increase production.
It is important to raise calves that both assure the opportunity to become a contributing part of the herd and to do so in a manner that maximizes the number of days a cow spends in production (lactation) versus growth to first calving and dry periods.