Heifer Nutrition: Start with the end in mind
By Chris Canale, Cargill Dairy Specialist
Success begins with an end in mind. Think trajectory. Think reverse engineering. If you want age at first calving (AFC) to be 21 or 22 months old, you better have an “end” weight and frame modeled into your growth system. Once you know growth targets, you can align nutrition to meet those goals.
Many dairy farmers believe the ideal AFC goal is 22 months – and for some dairies, it is. However, for many dairies, it is not.
Learn more about what makes an AFC goal ideal for your dairy by reading the full article here which originally appeared in Progressive Dairyman.