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Mon May 27, 2013 07:42 PM CDT

QUESTION: In your opinion, if a cow is in good health, at what age should you consider eliminating her as breeding stock?

ANSWER: I do not look at age as a primary culling criterion. I focus on an annual performance review to help me make the call.

First, I look at her production -- the quality of the calf she weaned. Then I look at her future potential production. That examines her pregnancy status and also any problems with her eyes, mouth and teeth, feet and legs, udder, body condition and ...

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