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    Heifer Group 

    What We Do...

    There are a maximum of 80 heifers in this group and they are all first lactation cows. This allows for equal sized animals to live together and reduces the impact on hierarchy and any bullying that could take place by mixing with bigger, older cows. There may be a few older, calm cows in here which need a quieter environment, they also have a calming effect on the heifers.

    The heifer Total Mixed ration (TMR) diet has a higher protein level than the main diet because the heifers are at 90% of their adult weight, but they still need to grow whilst producing milk and get back in calf after the voluntary wait period of 50 days, for them to have continual successful lactations. 

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