Heifer CONSULT Available for use by Beef Cow-calf Producers
Heifer CONSULT (Collaborative, Online, Novel, Science-based, User-friendly, Learning, Tool) is designed to help beef cow-calf producers improve the reproductive success of their heifers and young cows. If a producer is not satisfied with the current reproductive success of replacement heifers and/or first-calf heifers, this CONSULT will help identify problem areas and provide possible solutions. Please work closely with your veterinarian to create the best heifer development program for your herd.
As you work through this program, you will be asked several questions regarding the reproductive status of your herd and management practices on your operation. Each producer should determine an optimum percent pregnant to meet their herd goals. Acceptable reproductive performance will depend on geographic constraints such as forage quality and quantity, length of the grazing season, length of the breeding seasons for both heifers and mature cows, and optimized whole-herd management. To get started click here: Heifer CONSULT
This project was funded by USDA grant 2014-09684. Heifer CONSULT was produced by Dr. Bob Cushman (USDA MARC), Dr. Rick Funston (University of Nebraska), Dr. Dale Grotelueschen (University of Nebraska-GPVEC), Dr. Sandra Johnson (Kansas State University), Dr. Scott Lake (University of Wyoming), Dr. Bob Larson(Kansas State University), Dr. Sherri Merrill (Allen, Kansas), Dr. Dave Smith (Mississippi State University), and Dr. Brad White (Kansas State University).