Jersey bottles

Discussion in 'Dairy Cattle Discussion' started by CROWEmtnFARMS, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. CROWEmtnFARMS

    CROWEmtnFARMS New Member

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    Gettin 3 or 4 jersey steer bottle calf this wk. best i got it figured i can double my money just about in 3 to 4mos. Triple in 6. And so on. According to the local market right now. Ive raised alot of beef calves but not from bottle. Always bought em weaned. Whats everybodyelses experience with these jersey bottle calves
     
  2. Fairfarmhand

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    They don't sell for as much as a beef calf. You will want to dehorn so you won't get dinged for that at the sale barn. Bottle calves can be tricky. You have to be very careful or they can get really sick really fast. Watch their poop and if they scour, get them rehydrated fast. Is it cold where you are? They need a very warm place out of the wind.
     

  3. DoubleR

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    Jerseys seem to be even less hard bottle calves than Holsteins. I second the scour watch.
    Are you considering milk replacer, grain, vaccination etc prices in this? :)
     
  4. DoubleR

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    Wow that's awesome!
     
  5. Megan

    Megan New Member

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    Good luck on doing this.
     
  6. Krooked_S

    Krooked_S New Member

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    Jersey calves grow a little slower and they don't get as big as other breeds you should have had these calves for about a month now how are you getting along