A bull calf is born…

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April 25, 2013 by dairycarrie

Welcome to the world little guy.

Yesterday on my Facebook page I shared the story of a heifer who we induced to calve because she was overdue and our vet felt the calf was quite large. She ended up needing assistance in the birth and my husband held the camera as I started to help the  calf make his way into the world.

This video is not of that birth… Instead since I very quickly realized that I needed Hub’s help with the calf more than I needed him to hold the camera, this video is of the freshly delivered calf. Someday I will get video of an assisted birth to share with you all.

Now, many of you may be wondering what will happen to this bull calf later in life. On our farm we don’t keep bull calves. We are dedicated to making milk and bull calves don’t ever turn into milk cows. Boy cows do not make milk.

This little guy will be sold when he is about a week old. Many people would have you think that he will go to veal but the truth is this little guy will most likely be sold to someone who raises bull calves that will eventually become steers and steers will eventually become beef on our plates.

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5 thoughts on “A bull calf is born…

  1. The Lady Electric says:

    Very cool Carrie! He’s a beaut!

  2. Julie Cook says:

    When you said she was overdue, I wondered if it was a bull calf.

  3. Sure do miss those days. Nothing better than seeing new life be born into this world!

  4. akm17 says:

    This is neat! Enjoyed the video!

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