Producers are able to assess the levels and reasons for cows leaving the herd as well as gaining an indication of the cost in terms of pence per litre. 

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Dairy Herd Culling

Reasons for Cows Leaving the Dairy Herd

  Number of cows culled in 12 months to:
  May 2018 May 2019 May 2020
Cows in herd
Cows sold as milking animals

Reasons for Culling

Infertility / inability to get in calf
Poor production
Dead/casualty cow
Heifers - Average age at first calving

Total Culls

Total Leaving Herd