Commercial Black Baldy Heifers (Heterosis | Hybrid Vigor)

Black-baldy heifers excel in performance as replacement females in commercial pastures. Heterosis beneficially influences many traits that are important for increased beef production, including fertility and reproduction, calf survival — due to hardier calves — maternal ability, growth rate of young animals, efficiency and longevity.The moderate size and black baldie’s heterosis advantages over straight breds, make her the proven choice for many commercial ranchers. Consider adding Ehlke Hereford bulls to your black cow breeding program and start realizing the benefits of the F1 cross – both in replacement females and feeder steers.

heterosisWhy Black Baldies?

Several independent and well-respected studies have confirmed what many cattlemen already know—heterosis results in significant economic advantages for the commercial producer including:• Increased profitability
• Increased cash flow
• Larger herd size and production (for the same inputs)
• Improved dispositions
• Increased female fertility and longevity

The crossbred cow is the key to maximum beef production and profitability in a cow-calf operation since hybrid vigor in the cow produces phenomenal maternal advantages.To read about studies done by various ranches that confirm the success of a Hereford-Angus cross, please see the following articles:
Project Proves Profitability of Hereford-Angus Cross : July 2009 Hereford World
Herefords Work : October 2012 Hereford World
Believing In Heterosis : February 2009 Hereford World