Considerations For Culling Decisions In Cow Herd

Considerations For Culling Decisions In Cow Herd

With the recent changes in feed and pasture costs, many producers are searching for ways to improve feed utilization, improve herd efficiency, and reduce feed and pasture costs. The culling approach can be an important part of this management plan. Traditionally, the culling process is initiated following weaning in the fall and represents 10-20% of the cow-calf operation’s gross income. Through the culling process, most producers attempt to identify cows that are keeping the operation “in the game” and culling those that are costing the operation money. The list of reasons for culling can be quite extensive

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