Cull cows represent about 20% of the gross income in commercial cow calf operations. Understanding the major factors impacting cull cow prices is important to your bottom line.
Emeritus extension specialist Glenn Selk shared a treasure trove of wisdom in 2019. Here are the six most popular.
Cull cows represent about 20% of the gross income in commercial cow calf operations, so understanding the major factors impacting cull cow prices is important to your bottom line.
Remember cull cows that are destined to go to the packing house are graded by their fleshiness.
Cull beef cows represent 10% of the beef consumed in the U.S. and they represent 20% of the gross income of commercial ranches, making proper cull cow management important.
Hold up: Now is historically not the best time of year to sell
Spring calving cow herd operations should schedule pre-breeding soundness exams for bulls. Evaluations should be conducted 30 to 60 days before the start of breeding.
Selling cull cows when they will return the most income to the rancher requires knowledge about cull cow health and body condition.