One of the challenging questions cow/calf producers routinely face is which cows to cull at weaning time.  This week’s video was produced by Oklahoma State University for their Sunup TV Show.  In the video, Dr. Glenn Selk, Emeritus Cattle Specialist, refers to October as the time for culling cows after weaning.  But for producers with fall calving, weaning time comes earlier in the year.  The most obvious choice for cow culling are the cows that are open during pregnancy testing.  But what about the older cows?  How old is too old to keep in the herd?  This is especially true in times like these with high input costs.  Watch the video to hear Dr. Selk gives some research-based advice to help with the decision to keep or cull older cattle in the herd.


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