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Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Calves' started by cjc, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:16 AM.

  1. Mar 20, 2017 at 10:16 AM
    cjc

    cjc Loving the herd life

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    Just wanted to share a gift we got from the neighbor yesterday! Our neighbours daughter usually raises Jersey Heifers for 4H club but decided this year that she wanted to raise sheep instead. They had already bred one of their girls to sexed semen and their cow gave birth to a Jersey Heifer Calf 5 days ago. They called us and asked us if we could raise her, so of course I said yes :)

    We named her Sassy. I am working on grabbing another angus bottle calf to give her a buddy. I was going to take it easy on bottle calves this year but this just may have started something :weee

    Sassy2.jpg Sassy1.jpg
     
  2. Mar 20, 2017 at 10:39 AM
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    Why are calves so cute? I was at a dairy last weekend and there were about 6 of them in huts and I wanted to smuggle them all home. Those eyes are dreamy.
     
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  3. Mar 20, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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    CntryBoy777 True BYH Addict

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    I've always loved the look of a Jersey calf, so sweet. If I were to have some cows, I'd have to have a couple of Jerseys. :)
     
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  4. Mar 20, 2017 at 11:51 AM
    cjc

    cjc Loving the herd life

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    @babsbag @CntryBoy777 calves are adorable and especially jerseys. I got my first jersey last year and now I have 3. They all have the funniest personalities.
     
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  5. Mar 20, 2017 at 12:11 PM
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    :weee:weee:weee:weee

    Congrats! That is fantastic! So sweet!
     
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  6. Mar 20, 2017 at 1:20 PM
    Poka_Doodle

    Poka_Doodle True BYH Addict

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    Such a great gift!!!
     
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  7. Mar 20, 2017 at 2:26 PM
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    The ones at the dairy were Jerseys. There was one with white patches that was really sweet, sucking on my fingers. Of course he only sells the bull calves so it would be hard for me to raise them from a baby and then eat them. I would rather have a cow and let her raise them and let me stay more detached. I could milk her, use the bulls for meat and sell the heifers or swap heifers for bull calves. I have it all figured out...now the time and the facilities.
     
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  8. Mar 20, 2017 at 2:50 PM
    cjc

    cjc Loving the herd life

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    It's hard not to get attached I get that! My jersey this year had a bull calf and he is now a pet. Cant seem to part with the little guy.

    I just picked up an Angus bottle calf, paid way too much for, it...$400 for a 2 week old Angus. I am getting him at 4pm, I will upload some pictures later.
     
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  9. Mar 20, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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    Congrats on the heifer!
    :weee:weee
    Love the eyes:love
     
  10. Mar 20, 2017 at 3:35 PM
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    Chickens Loving the herd life

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    Dang it now i wanna cow lol
     
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