Estimating Cattle Age With Dentition

Estimating Cattle Age With Dentition

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Did you know that cattle don’t get all their permanent teeth until they’re 5 years old? The lower front teeth, known as incisors, come in over a period of years, 2 pair at a time, starting with the two center teeth. This means that you can tell the age of your animals by how many of the front incisors they have.

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