Culling and Replacement in the Beef Herd
Dr. Lew Strickland
University of Tennessee
I can still hear my daddy now "we need to keep that cow for one more lactation because she is one of our best cows and hopefully we will get a heifer from her." It didn’t seem to matter that her udder was broken down and her teats protruded out similar to a hat hanger, we were going to keep her. Now that spring calving is over and breeding season is completed, this is a good time to take a step back and look at your cows to make culling decisions as well as heifers to select for replacements.