After reading some of the postings and their problems, I might talk about the trouble I had this year. I bought 8 heifers and a bull (all registered beefmasters) and bred them at 12-14 months of age. I lost one cow/calf calving because I didn't find it in time, one calf born defective and died, and one calf was coming breach and I had to pull it and it was dead. One heifer did not have a calf or aborted. I guess the bottom line is I wound up with 7 cows, 3 bull calves and 1 heifer calf. and the bull. They are bred back (I think) to start calving in March of next year, and I hope I do better. Did I breed too young, or just had bad luck?