By Gary Sliworsky Ag rep, Emo
Cull cow prices are depressed because of a low demand. It has been proven that longer living cows give a greater economic return to the owner.
Simply put, a cow must wean a number of calves to cover costs of raising or purchasing her as a replacement.
It may take the sale of three or four calves before there is a cash return to the owner.
You need to get more out of your cows in the present market. In the past, you could expect your old cows to sell for $500 or more.