Dutch Belted Bull Calf

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by evermoor, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. evermoor

    evermoor Well-Known Member

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    Would anyone be interested in a baby Dutch Belted bull calf? Our "Belty" is fully registered and 100% Dutch Belted. The calf is due in the end of Febuary so I am just putting out a feelers otherwise he'll go to the sale barn.
     
  2. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

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    Where are you? How do you know it will be a bull calf? I guess just in case huh. Otherwise if it is a heifer you'll be keeping it. I get it! Thanks
     

  3. evermoor

    evermoor Well-Known Member

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    Oops sorry about that. We are in central IA. Our vet sex checked (ultrasound) when we preg checked and seems to be doing a good job.If you are unfamiliar with the breed, they are a dairy breed. Cows weigh 11-1200 pounds, Ours is about 950 as a two year old. They most closly resemble milking shorthorn in production and attitude. I haven't found a specific website so I guess the okie state one would be best for more info.
     
  4. SmokedCow

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    When we would go north...we use to drive by a farm who had a dozen of thses wonderful cows along the road...I've always wanted a few! Very Neat!
    AJ
     
  5. JeffNY

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    How much do dutch belted run in price? I don't see many, and im under the impression they have a decent value? I'm thinking (if NOFA allows it) adding some dutch belted calves in a few years to the herd. I would of course be after heifers, and it is a few years away. But I'm curious about the price.


    Jeff
     
  6. GoldenMom

    GoldenMom Well-Known Member

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    Hi Evermoor! Do you ever have females for sale (either heifers or bred older cows)? I'm in central Iowa too (near Maxwell-small town half way between Ames and Des Moines and 10 miles east of I-35) and will be interested in getting a family cow in the next 6-18 months. I kind of like the idea of a Milking Shorthorn, but mostly I want a beefier type milk cow so I can have good beefy steers. I seem to remember seeing an article about Dutch Belts a couple of years back and they really interested me at the time (but I figured they were pretty pricey given that they aren't that common). Thanks for your time!

    Sarah
     
  7. farmerdan

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    About 4 years ago, I bought a couple of Dutch Belt heifers for $300/ea. - about 2-3 months old and already dehorned. I sold them a couple of years ago as bred cows for $600/ea. I think I gave the lady who bought them a really good deal on them. I had to search around to find some but they are out there. Let me know if anyone is interested, I may be able to steer you in the right direction.
    Dan
     
  8. katmease

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    Hi. Please pm me with the price you will be asking. Thanks!
     
  9. evermoor

    evermoor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for the interest, unfortunately the vet was wrong and we got a big ole girl! Everybody is in love with her. I might try to post some picture of them later on, if I can figure it out.