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took our first bull calf to the processor the other day

Discussion in 'Everything Else Cattle' started by GLENMAR, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Apr 14, 2019
    GLENMAR

    GLENMAR True BYH Addict

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    Getting our first Scottish Highland meat soon. Our guy was 28 mos. Hanging weight 366 lbs. Small by most standard breeds I know, but great for the 2 of us. Should still be a bit over 200 lbs of take home beef.
    He loaded on the trailer great and got off calmly. Can't get any easier then that.

    Here's an older photo of him. He was our second calf born on the farm.

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  2. Apr 14, 2019
    AmberLops

    AmberLops Loving the herd life

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    Congratulations!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Can't wait to hear how he tastes!
     
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    GLENMAR

    GLENMAR True BYH Addict

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    Me too. All grass fed natural beef. I can't wait. Between the beef, goat milk and cheese from the Nubians this year, and the veg garden, we should not have to buy much
    at the grocery store.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    That makes all the hard work worth it!
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Nothing like your own home grown beef.
     
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    greybeard

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    Do you know what live weight was?
     
  8. Apr 18, 2019
    GLENMAR

    GLENMAR True BYH Addict

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    No don't know live weight. I only fed him corn and grain the last 2 weeks. I should have started earlier. But he's grass fed and all natural.
    Very slow maturing breed, but you know, I think it will be enough beef for us to last 2 yrs.
     
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  9. May 2, 2019
    GLENMAR

    GLENMAR True BYH Addict

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    Picked up just under 220 lbs. I'm glad he was not a big guy, because the freezer is FULL. We had custom labels made with our farm name, address and phone number.
    The cart rack thing was full of meat, we were in the process of loading it.


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  10. May 3, 2019
    animalmom

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    Looks yummy!