Marketing Cull Cows: Understanding What Determines Value

Marketing Cull Cows: Understanding What Determines Value

Ron Gill, Ph.D

Texas A&M University

Under drought conditions it is likely many operations will experience lower conception rates than normal. Feed costs and uncertainty about growing seasons next year make culling of these open cows appear to be the correct management decision. In an average year, cull cows will represent 10-20% of gross revenue on a cowcalf operation.

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