July 10, 2012

This benchmarking tool allows dairy producers to compare the percent culled from their milking herd with percentages from other herds around the nation. Using the Project C.O.W. database, results can be based on management, herd size, average age of herd, use of veterinarian and much more.

step ONE: Enter the average percent culled from your herd.

step TWO: Select criteria to compare your herd to other herds around the U.S. with similar characteristics.

step THREE: Click and refresh! Click the box ‘CLICK and REFRESH’ and press alt+F5 on your keyboard in order to see your results. If you are using a Mac computer, hold the the ‘fn’ key as well.

build the project c.o.w. database

By entering your farm’s information here, the Project C.O.W. database will dynamically grow with new users and allow the Culling Comparison Tool to provide the most up-to-date results.

Farm Management

Herd Size

Average Age of Herd

Schedule Routine Vet Visits

Likelihood of Calling a Vet for Off-Feed Cow

Use A Nutritionist

Keep Written Herd Health Records

Enter % Culled from Your Milking Herd