Cost estimates updated 12/23/09; Spreadsheet updated 1/9/2007.
Heifers are the foundation of any dairy enterprise. Farmers can improve their herds by replacing culled cows with well- fed, healthy, genetically superior 2-year-old heifers.
Today’s successful dairy operation recognizes that heifers are an important investment in the future. They place high value on the heifer and regard it as a managed resource, whether raised on the farm or contract grown.