Hi there...calf question

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I went out today and got a one week old holstein bull calf to use for beef this fall. Does anyone have any care and feeding tips beyond milk replacer twice a day and calf starter in a few more days? Thats the extent of my knowledge at this point. We brushed him down after we got him home and have been giving him lots of pettings etc and I got to wondering what we could do for him to make him happy and healthy besides the feed regimen suggested to me.

-- Alison in NS (aproteau@istar.ca), April 02, 2002


What happened to the Dexters?

-- Bren (wayoutfarm@skybest.com), April 02, 2002.

Alison----remember not to get soooooo attached to it----you can't eat it---we have been there done that & bought the t-shirt!! ha!

-- Sonda in Ks. (sgbruce@birch.net), April 02, 2002.

To buy a dexter bull calf for beefing would have cost me $500 and this one was only $150. The Dexter breeder hasn't had any heifers born yet this spring so we are still waiting on her...or rather her mom!!LOL Yes we are trying not to get too attached but he is awful sweet. Then again he is just a baby so that will wear off as he grows I am sure. I was very fond of the pigs we had done last year too but I preferred them on a plate.

-- Alison in NS (aproteau@istar.ca), April 03, 2002.

Howdy from Texas It's been a few months since I checked out the forum. In that time my wife and I bought a baby dexter bull, he was soooo cute we just had to have him! His name is Beauregard, and I have to tell him every day that nobody is going to eat Beau. Just this week we recieved our female dexter, we named her Mini Moo. Don't know what we're going to do with them, but they are sure fun to pet. I don't think I will be a very good farmer because all our livestock has names. I expect to see Beau eating at our table, instead of being on it!

-- Ken in Texas (palooza98@ev1.net), August 13, 2002.

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