BeefTalk: Add Value to Market Cows and Bulls
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension
Preparing market cows and bulls is a timeless function of beef operations.
Individual producer goals determine how many cows will remain in the herd and how many will shift to the market column. The resulting two numbers – market cow rate and replacement rate – impact the base cow herd. Managers match cattle numbers to given resources. The numbers are the foundation to expanding and/or contracting herd numbers.