Cost of Wintering Cattle
As we move into the winter feeding months cow calf producers have additional opportunities to impact their bottom line. Winter feeding costs represent the single largest cost to cattlemen, typically representing 55-80% of total costs for their cowherd. This cost is important to consider when making the decision to cull open or unproductive cows or feed them through winter while trying to improve body condition score. Additional consideration should be given to feed resources available and market value for cull cows.