How to use Heifers in a sentence
An initial peak in lameness occurs in young first calving heifers.
All heifer calves or bulling heifers naturally would be heifers for the whole of the six month retention period.
In particular demand was the smart batch of served heifers, due May onwards to a Limousin bull.
For example, starting to breed heifers at 13.5 months of age, providing they are of adequate size is crucial.
The twenty three in calf heifers averaged £ 490 with a top price of £ 720 paid for another Formation daughter.Advertisement
Census, assume that the number of replacement heifers is one-third the number of milking cows.
The herd consisted of around one hundred cows and heifers in milk or in calf followed by eighty well grown young heifers in milk or in calf followed by eighty well grown young heifers.
A highlight will be pens of cows and calves showing as many combinations as possible of potential breeds / crosses for replacement suckler heifers.
In all, a total clearance of 45 cows and heifers served and/or suckling averaged a very healthy £ 2387.
The cow classes were abolished in 1897, and in the schedule of the 1905 exhibition the classes for each breed of cattle were (I) for steers not exceeding two years old, (2) for steers above two years and not exceeding three years old, and (3) for heifers not exceeding three years old.Advertisement
Sometimes a particular alp, or a portion of it, is reserved exclusively to heifers and calves, or to goats (in this case it is the loftier portion).
Removal of the ovaries from heifers also causes an increase in the longitudinal growth of distal bones.
This belief seems to be especially prevalent amongst breeders of cattle; but how, for example, a long-horned Highland bull, used for crossing with black hornless Galloway cows, could subsequently get Galloway-like calves out of pure Highland heifers it is impossible to imagine.
Care is needed with the introduction to a cubicle house of newly calved cows, especially first calving heifers.
The plot of ground which can support a single cow (or 2 heifers, 3 calves or sheep, 4 pigs or 8 goats) is called a Kuhstoss (of which there are 270,389 in Switzerland), and it is in these terms that the productiveness of the alp is reckoned.Advertisement
The single exception is provided by the slowly-maturing Highland breed of cattle, for which classes were allotted to (I) steers not exceeding three years old, (2) steers or oxen above three years old (with no maximum limit), and (3) heifers not exceeding four years old.