Help! How to make money off dairy bottle calves?

Discussion in 'Dairy Cattle Discussion' started by redneckgurl_13, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. redneckgurl_13

    redneckgurl_13 New Member

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    I'm planning on purchasing a Holstein/jersey cross heifer and a jersey bull(bottle calves) and I need to know the best way to make money off them because I'm applying for a loan to get them.
     
  2. cowfarmer

    cowfarmer New Member

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    Rent the land don't buy it till you have a good herd and I would artificially inceminate for the best calves and then you know when you bred them I would sell them as bred heifers then if the price goes down you can keep them and calve them out
     

  3. redneckgurl_13

    redneckgurl_13 New Member

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    Sorry didn't realize you replied! Lol how much does it cost to artificially inseminate?
     
  4. cowfarmer

    cowfarmer New Member

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    Don't know how much to AI but it's a lot cheaper than buyin a bull and raise plus you know when you bred and when there supposed to calve
     
  5. redneckgurl_13

    redneckgurl_13 New Member

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    Okay I'll check into that. Thank you!
     
  6. DoubleR

    DoubleR Repro Lover

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    I agree with Cowfarmer.
    We strictly breed AI. Much cheeper and way less headache. Gives you the ability to pick Bulls to improve on your cattle along with newer technology that gives the ability to use sexed semen.
    Semen (sexed) $15-$25 (dairy semen)
    Hormones and CIDR to Synchronize approx. $20
    Not sure what a tech will cost you in your area.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2015
  7. redneckgurl_13

    redneckgurl_13 New Member

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    Interesting..will have to ask around
     
  8. cowfarmer

    cowfarmer New Member

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    Did you find out the prices?