Ask us: What do you do with your bull calves?

Welcome to "Ask us" -- a series of posts designed to answer some of our most frequently asked questions.  It took over an hour to get to the nearest dairy farm from the house I grew up in. While the local nursery had a few goats and the occasionally pig, animal agricultural was very distant from where I grew up. My life has changed significantly in the last decade and I now boast skills like being able to milk a cow, drive a tractor, and bottle feed a calf. When I go home to visit, I get asked some really interesting questions. I thought I would take a crack at answering some of those questions here

What do you do with your bull calves?

We picked up this pretty awesome bumper sticker at a Temple Grandin lecture

We picked up this pretty awesome bumper sticker at a Temple Grandin lecture

We breed our cows with sexed semen which means that most of our calves are heifers. When a cow does have a bull calf we name it after a cut of meat and raise it. Based on the animal’s lineage we will either steer the bull calf and raise him for meat or we will raise the bull calf into a breeding bull and use him to help improve our breeding program. 

If you are interested in purchasing beef from us, please check out our CSA! We deliver to the New York City area about once per month. 

New Moon Farm 5533 Stockbridge Falls Road Munnsville, NY 13409 (315)495-6504 newmoondairyfarms@gmail.com

Background image: Carolina testing the theory that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence