Monroe County Extension Office:
Heifer Evaluation and Reproduction Development (HERD) Program
Monroe County H.E.R.D. Sale was held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Sleepy Creek Farm near Forsyth, Georgia. Seventy bred heifers were sold at an average price of $1,875.
The 10th annual 2014 Monroe County Heifer Evaluation and Reproduction Development or H.E.R.D. program will be held at Sleepy Creek Farm near Forsyth. Only heifers that the producers are willing to put into their own herds as replacements are selected. They measure all the traits important to reproductive improvement including pelvic area, reproductive tract scores, as well as traits important to farm safety like disposition. They will be bred by A. I. to a high accuracy, calving ease bull, followed up with natural service to calving ease Angus bulls after A.I.
Approximaately 85 bred heifers will be offered for sale on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Sleepy Creek Farm near Forsyth, Georgia. These cattle are from consignors including Benny Bostick, Charles Floyd, Shadydale Farm, Sleepy Creek Farm, Clete Sanders, and Russ Elliot.
Buyers will have an opportunity to view the cattle the day before as well as the morning of the sale in paddocks set up at the farm. All heifers are guaranteed pregnant to calving ease Angus bulls.
Phil Ham, Monroe County Cattlemen's Association H.E.R.D. Sale Chairman, states, "We have set a high standard for heifer quality and health management for heifers entering our H.E.R.D. breeding program."
The heifers are tested to be free of P.I.-BVD, receive all pertinent vaccinations, and are guaranteed pregnant.
The program is sponsored by the Monroe County Cattlemen's Association and the Monroe County Extension Service.
For more information and to request a catalogue, please call us at (478) 994-7014 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with H.E.R.D. in the subject line.