Our neighborhood farmer raises Jersey cows, and I've recently been made aware that he sells his bull calves for $10.00 each, 1 - 2 weeks old. So that got me thinking, (what a dangerous action!) if I bought one from him (don't have to worry about a calf going through the auction barn and picking up whatever disease) and since it's already 1 - 2 weeks old, bottle feed it until it's eating solid food, band it, so the little fellow becomes a steer, and let him eat grass all Spring, Summer, and into Fall, give "it" a little grain now and then and then butcher him. Is this a project really worth it? I know I'm not going to end up with a big monster, but should end up with an animal that provides some meat. On the plus side, I'm good friends with the butcher, so would receive a discount on the butchering as well. Or is this a pipe dream and not even worth thinking about (or acting on)?