Go for high energy cull feeding
Many cull cows are being fed at the moment, from both beef and dairy herds.
The key with these is to get them to slaughter by early December.
Unlike young cattle, which are often still growing while being finished, cull cows are fully grown.
This means that once you supply the energy they require for maintenance, all extra energy will go towards laying down meat and fat. An intensive feeding period is therefore advised for culls for optimum performance and return.
Cull diets do not require a lot of protein, but the energy density should be high, in order to get a good finish and acceptable fat cover.