Cornell Farms believes that a great cowherd is at the heart of successful livestock farms. We retain bulls out of our top cow families to use ourselves. That's why the cows are so darned important to us and that’s what we want for you. Most customers keep replacement daughters from the bulls acquired here. At Cornell Farms, we have never had a c-section on a first calf heifer for too big a birth weight.
We cull off those who cannot provide us with good udders, good feet and low birth weights to help build our cowherd into a practical, productive source for bred females and herd bulls for cattle producers. Often our replacement females are sold to repeat customers. Southern Ontario and Saskatchewan are common destinations.
Recently, we read about some studies from Wyoming, Montana and Colorado that talked about the relationship between birth weights and calving ease. Here are some of the conclusions:
According to the research, a cow should easily give birth to a calf weighing 8% of her own body weight. Keeping this is mind, a 1200 pound cow should easily give birth to a 97 pound calf. Knowing this, we are very selective of the female genetics within our herd and buyers can take advantage of this.
Contact us to learn more about the bred females.