My neighbor down the road runs a dairy farm. He stopped by today to see if he could rent some of my pasture land. Times are tough around here because of last years drought, among other things. We were talking and I thought he might be able to help me get a calf to raise up for the freezer. I asked him about possibly getting a weaned bull calf. He said he would sell me one for $100.00. This would be a first for me so naturally I have a ton of questions.... He said it would weigh about 140 lbs,and that he would castrate it and de-horn it for me. Is $100.00 a fair price? I know almost nothing about raising a steer. What I do know I learned here or online. Getting a steer to raise for the freezer is something I planned to do this year, but I've held off basically because I don't have a clue what to expect or how much it's going to cost me. Do you think this would be a good way to get started? I know the price of grain is high so I think I'll just feed hay through the winter with some grain added. Is this a reasonable idea? I read somewhere that dairy bulls are meaner than beef bulls. Should I stay away from the Holsteins since I'm a beginner? I originally though about getting started with Dexters, but I don't know of any close by. This guy is just down the road and would be available to help me if I have questions. It seems like the easy solution, but I don't know. Help.