Cows with "chops" questions

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Stocker Steve

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May 2, 2005
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Central Minnesota
Many cows with get the wide mouth with chops look as their teeth wear down. When you have solid mouthed cows with that look run through the sale ring - - what would you guessestimate as their age and their remaining productive life?
A lot of that look has to do with forage and age. An 8 year cow on bad grass can look worse than a 12 year old on good grass. That said a cow with good solid short teeth put on good grass could do well for 3-5 years.
I have excellent grass this year and the older girls with chops are raising some dandy calves. Even so, I am looking for reasons to cull with the current prices. It sounds like having chops are not at the top of the list.

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