uncle Will in In. said:What will the end purpose be for these calves? Milk, Meat, or Pets? New born calves are commonly sold, and are nearly always male. No milk from them. Unless they are nuetered would be dangerous for pets. For meat holstiens would be a better choice.. Holstien calves are much more plentiful, and easier to find. New born calves need milk replacer for a couple months to get them started. Starting calves can be very trying as scours is a common problem. They can die if not given the proper treatment, and doing that isn't simple without experience. Getting a calf over two months old would simplify his care. If the calf is in a small area, the kids can soon have it eating out of their hand. The more they are messed with the tamer they get. Teach them to be tied right away, but let them loose most of the time.
willow_girl said:Hi Kev, I have a 1/2 Jersey heifer calf that I am toying with selling as soon as she is weaned (she is three months old now, just starting to eat hay and grain reliably). She has been raised on her momma and is fat and sassy. Her mom is a good family milk cow, has a good butterfat content and yes we make our own butter and ice cream.
You can PM me if you are interested. We're in Michigan (NW Lower Peninsula) so I understand that would be quite a haul. If I do sell her, I'd like to see her go to a homestead, I wouldn't let her go to a commercial dairy.[/QUOT
What are you asking for her?