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Spaying heifers

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:56 pm
by webfoot
There are three of us putting together some light calves that will be running together in the spring and early summer. There will be both steers and heifers running together so we are talking about spaying the heifers. The theory is that this will prevent a heifer from coming in heat to be trailed by 30 steers all day. Also makes it easier to guarantee them open. Anyone else doing this? What is it costing to have it done?

Re: Spaying heifers

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:18 am
by Traveler
You need someone to spay who does a really good job, not a cheap job. We run quite a few yearling steers and spay heifers together. It seems like if you implant, they will still ride to some degree, if you don't it works out pretty well. Someone else may have a different experience.