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Who Should Be Raising Replacement Heifers?

A massive question dairy producers often ask themselves is who should be raising replacement heifers. Should they be raised by the producer, contracted out and customed raised, or should they be purchased?

Dr. Joe Armstrong with the University of Minnesota Dairy Extension says this is a big question, as it dives into what the future of your dairy operation is going to look like.

“This all is very dependent on how calves are taken care of at a young age all the way through until they're milking in your herd,” he shared on a recent episode of The Moos Room podcast.

September 12, 2023


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