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Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:28 AM CST

Bob Riser admits to a certain reluctance to cull a good cow, even if she's past the 10-year mark. But that doesn't mean he isn't looking to put wheels under any cow who looks like she's going to be trouble.

"We look at overall soundness when we make that call. I don't cull strictly based on preg checks," said the Downsville, La., cattleman. "We watch her udders, her feet and her eyes. After that, we look at whether she's open or not. It's hard, and expensive, to replace a cow and get one like you want. And right now, with ...

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