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Pregnant Replacement Heifer Management Workshop
Livestock Update, September 2004
John B. Hall, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech
A regional heifer management workshop focusing on the bred replacement heifer will be held in Central/Southside Virginia on September 17, 2004. The program will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Locust Level Farms in Halifax County. Topics to be covered include:
- Economic importance of heifer management
- Nutrition of bred heifers in late gestation
- Managing body condition
- Nutrition effects on calf health and colostrum production
- Calving management
- Dealing with calving difficulty (demonstration)
- Management of newborn calves
- Post-calving nutrition of the first calf heifer
- Special nutritional needs
- Nutritional effects on rebreeding success
- Rebreeding and synchronization strategies
- The best systems for heifers
- Synchronization systems for natural service
Pre-registration is required for this program. For additional information or to register, contact Traci Talley, Extension Agent ANR, Halifax County at 434-476-2147.
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