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Replacement heifers are commonly run as one group, according to age and size, but within that group there may be some animals not achieving the required daily liveweight gain (DLWG) in order to meet target weights at service. If those animals continue to run with the main group, it is highly likely they won’t hit the optimum target weight at calving, says Moana Puha, Pasture to Profit Consultant at the Livestock Improvement Corporation. Instead, she says picking out animals that are struggling […]