The heifer development program is another service offered by B&B Cattle Company to cattle producers. Very similar to our bull development, the heifer development will identify the cattle that will assist each producer in breeding genetically-superior cattle.
The entry requirements are the same as the bulls. All commercial or seed stock heifers are eligible. The costs, also, will differ, depending on which program the heifers are enrolled. Heifers are normally on feed for a longer period of time than the bulls. Heifers are fed a ration designed to ensure proper growth and development, along with hay, mineral, and protein. The same basic data as the bulls will be collected, with the pelvic measurement taking the place of the scrotal circumference. All heifers can be ultra sounded, and routine weights taken. At the end of the feeding period, the heifers, as they come of age, can be synchronized and artificially inseminated to a low-birth weight bull of your choice. The producer is responsible for obtaining the semen and having it shipped to B&B Cattle Company, unless otherwise discussed. After breeding, the heifers will be preg-checked. Our goal is to first obtain solid data that will make decision-making as simple as possible on which heifers to retain and which heifers to sale. The second goal is to return home to each producer a genetically-superior bred heifer. For more information regarding the heifer development program, or any other services offered by B&B Cattle Company, please contact us with you questions or comments.