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Unformatted text preview: o Average Weight of calves sold (income) o Yearly cow cost (expense) (~$350 per cow)-Producer wants o High percent calf crop o Fast growing heavy calves o Low cow cost, mostly feed-Herd information (good herd) o 90% calf crop o 500lb average weaning weight o $225 annual cow maintenance cost-Herd information (bad herd) o 75% calf crop o 400 lb average weight o $300 annual cow maintenance cost-Optimizing Calf Crop o Heifers reach puberty by one year of age o Breed at 15 mo so they calve at 24 mo o Proper nutrition o Breed heifers 30 days before cows...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ANSC 1000 taught by Professor Coleman during the Spring '08 term at Auburn University.
- Spring '08