before sending an animal to slaughter, check out the decision tree included in the “Dairy Beef: Maximizing Quality and Profits” online program. The decision tree leads you through a series of yes/no questions that help guide your culling decision. Ask your veterinarian to go through the decision tree with you each time an animal is evaluated for culling.

A printable PDF version of the decision tree is available at the Web site. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the file.