Culling the Beef Cow Herd

Culling the Beef Cow Herd

Heidi Ward, Jeremy Powell

University of Arkansas

Removing select cattle from a herd (culling) is done to improve herd performance and profitability Production and market conditions influence culling criteria Some cattle are obvious candidates for culling (e g ,cows with poor breeding performance or cancer eye),but cattle can and should be culled for reasons that may not be readily observable

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