For the Future of Farming


Feeding Focus - Heifers at grass

Getting heifers of the right weight and stature for 24 month calving requires an average weight gain of 0.80kg/day throughout the rearing period. 

Calving down at the right weight for age is critical for future performance. For every extra kg of bodyweight at calving, heifers will see an average increase of 14.5kg of milk in their first lactation. An additional 70kg of bodyweight equates to an extra 1,000kg of milk in the first lactation.  Click here to download article.