BeefTalk: Cow Size – To Win the Race, You Must Know What Race You Are In
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Estimated Total Calf Production on 640 Acres Estimated Total Calf Production on 640 Acres
A utopian system that goes from conception all the way to the consumer has yet to be developed.
When selecting cows for size, the debate can rage on for a long time. In reality, personal perception defines large and small and many questions don’t have answers.
However, research data shows that cattle must fit the environment in which they are asked to produce. Small cattle are not bad and large cattle are not bad. Likewise, small cattle may not be good and large cattle may not be good.