Many different feeding practices have been used to grow out replacement heifers. The goal for replacement heifers is to overwinter at gains sufficiently high enough that they will be at 60% of mature body weight at breeding. This should be done as efficiently as possible and to meet all nutrient requirements.
This study was designed to evaluate three methods of growing replacements as to dollar efficiency and animal performance.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Bruce, L. B.; Miller, H. L.; and Dittman, A., "An Evaluation of Three Feeding Schemes to Winter Replacement Heifers" (1983). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1983. 4.