The Story Behind your Heifer Inventory

Get it Right, be More Profitable!

This workshop will help you evaluate and optimize your heifer inventory and its profitability under three models: expansion, rearing and stability. 

This workshop is offered fromFebruary to April 2023
Target AudienceDairy producers, advisors and students
Duration2 Hours
FormatVirtual via Teams (the link will be sent by email before the event)
InstructorRodrigo Molano

To register, sign-up directly on MySite, with your advisor or technician, or call our customer service department.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the impact of heifer rearing related to the sustainability and profitability of your operation
  2. Understand the elements that influence your heifer inventory
  3. Be able to calculate and evaluate the replacement needs of your herd
  4. Consider different selection, removal, and breeding strategies to help control your heifer inventory

Our Discussion:

  1. Why should we talk about rearing when discussing sustainability and profitability?
  2. Sustainability essentials
  3. Heifer rearing in 3 pillars: Growth, strategic planning of replacement needs, genetic and breeding program
  4. Participant data presentation, observations and discussion

What we suggest you bring with you:

  • Age at first calving
  • Number of cows
  • Number of replacement heifers
  • Calving Interval
  • Quota
  • Butterfat test
  • 2-day delivery
  • Last year’s culling rate
  • Calf and heifer mortality rate