How to tell a cow’s age by her teeth

How to tell a cow’s age by her teeth

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“One of the ingredients used in selecting which cows to cull is the age of the animal,” said Dave Sparks, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service veterinarian and food-animal quality and health specialist. Evaluating her teeth can help you age the animal.

Determining the age of cows up to 5 years of age is simple and accurate: the animal has two permanent incisors at 2 years of age, four at 3 years of age, six at 4 years of age and a full mouth of eight permanent incisors at 5 years of age.

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