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No More Culls
Mon Oct 7, 2013 05:20 PM CDT

Drop that old term "cull cow" from your thinking and vocabulary. These days, those open females represent real pricing opportunities. Maybe it's time to find a new name -- something like "market cows."

In today's cattle industry a typical cow/calf operation gets 20% to 30% of its gross income from selling market cows and retired herd bulls. And their value has only grown as consumers on tight budgets increase demand for ground beef and whole muscle cuts from these types of animals. That increased demand can mean opportunity, if you time things right.

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