Mark Z. Johnson, Oklahoma State University Extension Beef Cattle Breeding Specialist — Early culling of open breeding heifers has several benefits to your cow-calf operations bottom line. Pregnancy can be diagnosed by palpation at 60 days and by ultrasound as early as 30 days, so now is the now is the time to take action and cull the open heifers. In addition to reducing grazing pressure on drought stressed pastures there are several other long-term benefits. Typically we should expect well developed yearling heifers, at 65% of their mature weight, going into their first breeding season to conceive in a…

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