Utah State University Extension
Drought is a recurring event faced by many cow/calf producers across the nation. As drought events increase in their severity, it is important for cattle producers to have a management plan to mitigate the economic effects of drought. Two of the most common strategies for mitigating the effects of drought include buying additional feed and depopulating a portion of the herd. This fact sheet reviews strategies that will guide the decision-making process to cull cattle during drought.
Briggs, R. K., Dallin, J., Hadfield, J., & Garcia, M. (2022). Drought mitigation strategies for cow/calf producers: Depopulation strategies [Fact sheet]. Utah State University Extension.