Posted 1/11/2019 07:41 (#7236810 - in reply to #7236768) Subject: RE: Ultrasound and culling. Pulling bulls etc..
6030 offers my thoughts spot on. (It kinda would be the last chapter and allows for marketing of problem children) Impossible to explain with out writing a book, so you going to have to fill in the pages. Guys around here will help as they are good. Great topic.
I accept few basic principals not necessarily in order of priority.
Nutrition and Environmental factor effect fertility and tight calving philosophy more than genetic improvement toward that. Because accepting that statement to achieve a high goal of fertility it is very expensive. Both on the front end and the back end expenses of loosing females.
Then on longterm farms/ranch programs, not Puff original program. Not a bad producing cow on the farm/ranch because they are eliminated for producing dinks. Thus putting them on probation is allowable, but must me blended with other management marketing goals. Hitting better cow market window.ect. Where to go if operation needs money, maybe down payment for land, or herd reduction numbers due to a drought.