Why is it important to cull poor-temperament cows?

Why is it important to cull poor-temperament cows?

Patrick Davis

Progressive Cattlemen

The obvious answer to the title question is: Poor-temperament cattle are hard to handle and for safety reasons need to be culled. But that’s not the only reason. Besides human health, culling poor-temperament cattle can improve an operation’s overall profitability. Pregnancy rates can improve 5 percent, calving rates 5 percent, weaning rates 6 percent, and you can wean 35 pounds more calf per cow exposed by improving cattle temperament – according to Oregon State University research.

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