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What are factors to consider when culling a female (Cow) breeding stock?

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Factors considered while culling a female breeding stock include;

  • Old age- Old animals are low producers
  • Low levels of performance animals with low level production should be culled.
  • Unhealthy animals-Animals which fall sick frequently should be culled
  • Poor mothering ability – Animals with poor instinct’s should be culled
  • Body conformation- Dairy cow which is blocky should be culled
  • Physical defects animals with poor physical fitness should be culled i.e limping mono eyed etc.

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