Hello! My family would have the opportunity to purchase a very young Jersey bull calf this coming spring from a Mennonite dairy near us. I have heard that Jersey steers raised on their mother's milk are very good for beef... what about if they have had to be raised on milk replacer? Also, how many times a day do they need to be fed (or "nursed", as it were)? How early on would you castrate them? Is the meat as quality, if the calf has been raised on milk replacer rather than his mother's milk? If we decide that it might be for us - which hinges mainly on the willingness of my father - we will be purchasing more informative literature. I've done quite a bit of reading on the internet as far as family milk cows go, just not much on raising a calf from that young of an age. So, I'm just trying to get some info.