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Re: Bred heifers

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Posted by Old Peddler on October 23, 2003 at 17:14:48 from (

In Reply to: Bred heifers posted by RichZ on October 23, 2003 at 07:20:38:

A bred Holstein heifer would be around 18 mos old and is usually normal to have her first calf at 2 years old. Each bred heifer will be feeding herself and the calf she is carrying. Her weight will be around 1,000 to 1,200 lbs, maybe more. Another general rule of thumb is they will each need 2,000 to 3,000 lbs of hay to get through the winter. More hay and feed may be needed in your area as I am not familiar with your winter conditions. I would ask someone local that has been in the business several years. He can tell you more about the requirements needed for your area.

Good Luck!

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