Adding value to cull cows
Thinking about holding your cull cows rather than selling this fall? There are four factors that need to be considered to obtain profit from feeding cull cows, says Stephen Boyles, Ohio State University Extension beef specialist.
First, the cows have to be thin but healthy. Second, the buy/sell margin should be positive. Third, cost of gain should be relatively cheap. The odds of a profit are increased whenever these three conditions are present. The final requirement needed involves financial solvency. Only producers that can absorb financial risk should feed cull cows for short time periods
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