Cow-calf producers need to be more selective in their replacement heifer selection for many reasons. K-State cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber (WEB-er) has been discussing several ideas along this line with producers, especially in light of the ongoing drought.
One thing he’s emphasizing is for producers to put more focus on the end use of the heifer’s progeny when making selection decisions.
Weaber specifically is talking up several EPD considerations with cow-calf producers.
But above all Weaber is urging producers to choose their replacement heifers with the adverse effects of droughts in mind.