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Is heifer too short to breed?
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:54:14 PM »
I have a heifer that is around 14 months of age and its time for her to be bred but Im worried about her stature... what do you guys think?

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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 04:09:12 PM »
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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 04:15:38 PM »
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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 04:16:17 PM »
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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 05:12:26 PM »
I cant tell what she is-but you oughta get her bred-Id say Slider or Sultan of Jazz-Bet the farm calving ease on either one all clean  O0

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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 05:15:29 PM »
We have a MAB that is about a 4 frame. Bred her at 13 months and about 800 lbs using our Sooner herd bull. She is due in March. With a good calving ease bull should not be a problem, just dont swing for the fences, use something that is proven with a fair amount of accuracy.
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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 05:25:27 PM »
We have a MAB that is about a 4 frame. Bred her at 13 months and about 800 lbs using our Sooner herd bull. She is due in March. With a good calving ease bull should not be a problem, just dont swing for the fences, use something that is proven with a fair amount of accuracy.
    /////   Amen to that-the ones I listed as far as AI goes are about the 2 safest I know of -Proven along with Quality offspring O0

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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 08:41:59 PM »
I agree with the others , go ahead and breed her using a sure bet calving ease bull . A good Low Birthweight Angus bull would be my choice .

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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 10:26:11 PM »
I would not hesitate w daddy's  $

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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 10:33:47 PM »
Et tu, Brute?

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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 08:07:20 AM »
There is no such thing as too short to breed.  Length of leg has no impact on ability to birth. 

Any heifer of adequate body condition 5-6 should be bred to calve at 2, regardless of their height. 
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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2018, 02:13:29 PM »
Agree 100% with XBAR. Never been in a situation where stature height was the reason for difficult calving.

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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 07:24:20 PM »
We always use low birth weight Angus on our heifers. We have 2 little clubby bred heifers built similar due in March bred to Connealy Capitalist. We use him with confidence and love his calves so much we have kept several club x heifers by him for our program. All of his calves have been a week or so early really tiny but sounds & they grow quick. Whatever you choose good luck!

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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 01:38:15 PM »
I'd be more concerned about the width of her pelvis than her height.  Some clubby heifers just weren't designed to be mammas.  It would be worth having your vet check her if you are concerned about potential calving issues.

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Re: Is heifer too short to breed?
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2018, 11:19:07 AM »
I'd be more concerned about the width of her pelvis than her height.  Some clubby heifers just weren't designed to be mammas.  It would be worth having your vet check her if you are concerned about potential calving issues.//// Thats something I thought everyone does as a matter of course-cardinal rule with any heifer O0

 

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