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7 Tips to Consider When Selling Surplus Heifers

According to Penn State Dairy Extension, managing heifer inventories on a dairy farm is not always easy. Having too few heifers brings a lot of risk to the future outlook and limits opportunities for strategic animal sales. Having too many heifers stretches facility space, depletes feed inventories, and often costs more than will likely be recouped. Deciding which heifers to keep and which to sell, as well as breeding decisions, can be a challenge. Leading dairy cattle marketing experts offer these seven tips to help sell surplus open and bred heifers.


Kristin Paul, director of field services and Greg Lavan, manager, both with Jersey Marketing Service, offer the following tips to producers who are wanting to market extra heifers. 




August 4, 2022

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