Monday, March 16, 2009

Bull calf progress...

I am proud to announce that our bull calf (still unnamed) has graduated from drinking his milk replacer (powdered dry milk mixed with warm water) from a bottle to drinking his milk from a pail! This is a big step for a calf! he's growing well and will soon be ready to move to his new home. Our bull calves are sold to our neighbors at about 1-2 weeks old to be raised for beef. Our neighbors are retired dairy farmers. They like to have a few steers (older male cattle) around, keeping them busy with chores just like when they used to have cows, so they call us to buy bulls calves when they have some room. It's a nice arrangement, and we know they will be taken care of.


  1. Thank you for following my blog. It is very good that a young dairy familyshow the world what a dairy is really like. I think you will do well.
    Calf name suggestion: DUBYA, reason: bull calves are not the brightest light on the tree
    and "bull headed" might apply to the calf as well as the former president, (traits common to bull calves and Texans)

  2. Just to let everyone know, we decided to name our bull calf "Dubya"-it was cute and he liked it. Dubya left our farm and was moved to a neighbor's farm on Friday. He will live there until he's almost 2 years old. He will live on a diet of corn and soybean meal, while being turned out on pasture during the summer months. We wish him well!


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