Buying thinner cattle can bring opportunities and downfalls, according to one expert
An Oklahoma State Extension specialist has advice for cow-calf producers looking to purchase spring cows.
While cows may be going at a lower rate because they are thinner due to drought, this may be a prime opportunity to purchase those cows with rich genetics.
Looking from a short-term standpoint, there could be great gain “if sold” when the market connection occurs. However, it you are building a cow herd, a word of caution, thinner cattle have more problems calving, especially for heifers.
Experts say that cows have weaker calves and produce less colostrum.