When is the best time of year to market cull cows?
Mississippi State University
Cull cows prices have a very consistent seasonal pattern. Prices are typically lowest in the fall, particularly October, November, and December. Prices are highest in the spring (February-April). This seasonal price pattern is driven by supply and demand. The majority of cows are pregnancy-tested in the fall and dumped on the market if they are open. Most producers would benefit by carrying thin Body Condition Score (2-3) cull cows over the winter on hay and grazing on ryegrass in the spring.