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Calves for the freezer 
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Sprout

Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 1:57 pm
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Location: Kialla East, Victoria
Post Re: Calves for the freezer
," but have decided instead to get some bobby calves from a dairy, raise them and then put one in our freezer and sell the others"

We raised some freisian steers in the 70's ( dairy beef they were called) they grew out well, but took a long time as they did not beef up until more fully grown and they were quite huge!
I believe that there is better land & energy use with more suitable animals.


Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:33 am
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Green Thumb

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:26 pm
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Location: Primrose Valley, NSW
Post Re: Calves for the freezer
Oh absolutely. But I'm not aiming for most efficient use of space. And it's got the feel good factor of letting the dairy calves get some paddock time before going to the abattoir :halo :lol: My other grass eaters are going to be donkeys, with zero 'freezer factor' but with points for guardian status :D

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Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:08 pm
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Post Re: Calves for the freezer
Look forward to hearing how you go with the calves :)

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