Calving beef heifers at two: The Why and the How

Past Event

Thu, 04 November 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join AHDB’s Sarah Pick, for an insight into her Nuffield findings, investigating heifer replacement strategies in the suckler herd.

Calving heifers for the first time at two years of age is an effective method of reducing cost of production and increasing cow lifetime reproductive performance. However, it is estimated that only 35% of English suckler producers carry out the practice.

Sarah visited farms within the UK and to Australia, Canada and USA talking to researchers and farmers to understand the management practices required to ensure calving heifers at two years of age is successful and that a more functional suckler herd is created.

The webinar will cover:

  • Insights from farmers and researchers across the globe
  • Top tips for managing beef heifers to calve successfully at two years of age
  • The selection criteria required to develop a functional suckler cow

Please register online or by contacting the events team via email or call 01904 771218.

If you can’t make the webinar, please still register and we will email the recording to you afterwards to watch in your own time.



If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


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