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posted on Mar, 31 2021 @ 07:02 PM
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Oh, and "veal"? Veal is very young calves which are separated from their mommas shortly after birth and raised on a very milk-heavy diet and high fat. And, they're also kept out of the sunlight which is why the meat is very light in color like pork.

This is why you don't see veal very much in the stores anymore, and when you do ask for it, it's very expensive!

We don't do veal. I like the calves too much (I'm a softie), but when they grow up to be steers, they're just a number to me.

You get over it. Never let anyone name an animal (although, we do have a few breed cows with names, beyond their tag number), but they are here for years, and not months.



posted on Apr, 1 2021 @ 04:34 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Growing up, we named a few farm animals. But we still ate them.



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 05:18 PM
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Just a quick update for those interested:

"Moodini" has now been in the same assigned pasture since my last post. We still don't know how she got out after we completely Moodini-proofed the fence, so maybe she really did conjure up some magic, but now she seems to have forgotten her spell. She seems to be settling in with the other calves and our herd bull (she's too young to breed, so it's okay).

We left her out the last night she managed to escape, and momma just went and slept in her normal loafing shed, out of sight of Moodini. It got down into the teens that night so she was cold, very upset and away from everyone else, but oh well, sometimes life-lessons are hard. Now she seems much more content hanging out with the other young'uns her age and a really BIG bull!

It's funny too, almost every time we go through this the little cow calves wind up falling in love with Jack, the herd bull, so when we move them out they won't leave his side. They can be some of the most problematic ones to cut out. I've got a sneaking suspicion this one will be one of the worse ones!! She's a clingy one.

Anyway, all is well in 'Hoo Ville'.
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posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 10:03 PM
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Yeah, it does.
Thanks.

I really got a chuckle out of "milk replacer" feed.
I figure that is something rather modern, and if so what did they do back in the day before technology?

Do cows have one pregnancy/birth per year?



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Cows are like humans, 9 month pregnancy so yes, generally one calf per year, per cow. Anything less is very risky.

Regarding milk replacer; yeah, I guess it's sort of new, but it's been around for a long time. Before that you would have to take milk from another cow (which in some ways was worse because then the calf didn't know who to bond with).




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