This past summer during the drought we were forced to sell off many of our young heifers due to the fact that we just couldn't afford to poke so much hay down their gullets. Hay that was supposed to be for winter months, not summer months.
Now we are in the process of replacing these heifers. Hubby wants to get springers (heifers soon expecting their first calves) and dry cows (cows that aren't milking and are expecting a calf in a few weeks).
I thought it was just weird that they were so similar.