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Poll: Ranchers divided on heifer calving schedules

Published on 01 February 2021

First-calf heifers generally require a little more oversight from producers on their first time around the block. 

Progressive Cattle asked readers if they calve their heifers earlier than their mature herds.

After considerable back-and-forth at the polls, readers, by a small majority, said they do not try to calve heifers early. Nearly 53% of voters said they don't calve heifers early, while about 47% said they do.  end mark

Do you calve heifers earlier than the rest of your herd?

  • Yes: 52.8%

  • No: 47.2%