Feeding cull cows prior to sale may add value

Tailor feeding strategy depending on if open cows are going to slaughter or will be sold as bred cows.

Every year, beef cattle producers have to make decisions about how to handle open cows that didn’t become pregnant. Most producers simply sell the animals after pregnancy check time. However, it’s possible that with a little more investment, these cows can provide more revenue to the operation, according to Kansas State University professor Chris Reinhardt.

Cull females make up around 20% of ranch revenues, he said. Through proper marketing, it is possible to add value before selli

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