Culling the Herd
Culling is a practice that should be considered after each calving season to maximize profitability and production. When deciding which brood cow to cull, pregnancy rate should be an important factor.
For more information about Culling, read Kaitlyn Johnson's article on when to cull your cattle, http://moore.ces.ncsu.edu/2013/06/lets-give-her-one-more-year-when-to-cull-in-your-cattle-herd/.
When looking over our cattle from year to year there comes a time when a decision must be made about the fate of a brood cow, stimulating this decision is the need to maximize productivity and profitability. Every producer is guilty of “let’s give her one more year…” especially in years when forage…