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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-2009, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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a question for the farmers on here

my friend who farms took a 110 pound calf to sell and only got $30.00 for it, its a holstein. but would it taste good if i bought one from him thats only a couple weeks old and made hamburger out of it?....he was not sure and thought that young of one proly wont taste good. what do you think?

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We've butchered some young buffalo close to that size and they tasted quite good. VERY mild flavor though. I imagine beef would be even more mild. If it's tenderness you're after, it'd have it.

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my friend who farms took a 110 pound calf to sell and only got $30.00 for it, its a holstein. but would it taste good if i bought one from him thats only a couple weeks old and made hamburger out of it?....he was not sure and thought that young of one proly wont taste good. what do you think?
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Yep that sounds about right for a Holstein. Gotta realize that you aren't going to get much meat off of that little critter though, maybe 50# or so and the process fees are pretty high, so you'll have a lot more in it than just going to the grocery store and buying it. If you were to feed the calf to a weight of about 1100# or so you'd have a little more in it, but it would at least have some meat on it and be worth butchering.

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x2 on the amount of meat on a 2 week old calf. I would guess that the calf is only about 75 pounds right now and you will only get about 30 pounds of meat off it. Bottle feeding is expensive and time consuming. All in all I would say that it is not a good idea. Buy a small calf that is off the tit and eating grass/hay.

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mmmmm veal.

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A finished out holstein steer will be HUGE, like 1400-1500 lbs. or so. and the meat will be really lean. good for hamburger, not steaks.

My dad used to have a bunch of these big devils in one of the feedlots. They were always tame from being bottle-fed; so if you were in there fixing a fence or something, they come right up and start licking you and chewing on your shirt, etc etc.

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i am shure it would tast fine
but i know i couldnt butcher a 2 week old calf
but i guess i am kinda a softy
i cant kill anything except a good size deer
and even than i get kinda sad
but we need the meat
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Yeah, I couldn't kill it either, much less eat it!
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yeah mabey ill wait on the calf thing. and just get one when its grown. just had to wonder tho. back to skinning cats i guess. LOL

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My dad used to raise steers and/or hogs. He sez you should always get 2, and they do better. I don't know why. Now he sez it is too much hassle, and just sticks to deer meat. You don't have to feed them. Dang hillbilly.

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just sticks to deer meat. You don't have to feed them. Dang hillbilly.
Ha ha ha!!! Thats funny right there!!

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My dad used to raise steers and/or hogs. He sez you should always get 2, and they do better. I don't know why. Now he sez it is too much hassle, and just sticks to deer meat. You don't have to feed them. Dang hillbilly.
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You southerners and your deer. Come up north and hunt a moose. Very tasty, lots of meat, and adds some difficulty to the game, a Bull Moose may charge you and kill you if you dont get him first.

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