Karl Harborth, livestock specialist at KansasStateUniversity, says cull cows can contribute from 15 to 30 percent of a cow-calf operation’s revenue, and producers should consider options to optimize their value. Two ways they can do this are to take advantage of the seasonality of the cull-cow market by selling culls during months when prices are typically the highest, and to market cows into a higher grade by increasing body weight and dressing percentage. On average, cull-cow prices reach their seasonal lows during late fall, then improve through spring and reach annual highs in the spring to early summer. By feeding fall-culled cows through the winter, producers potentially can upgrade their quality while also selling them into a better market.