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The Castration Of Bull Calves – The How & Why

Dairy Bull Calf Destined For The Freezer

Castration is any procedure that results in a male animal losing the function of the testes. When a bull is castrated he is known as a “steer”. Under normal circumstances calves raised for beef will be castrated not too long after their testicles descend into the scrotal sac. Sometimes a beef producer will wait to…

Freemartin Heifer Calf

Freemartin Heifer Calf

Aren’t they cute? They’re Brown Swiss calves and they are 4 month old twins. The cream-colored one is a bull calf (male) and the fawn colored one is a heifer calf (female). The heifer calf is known as a “freemartin”. A freemartin is an infertile female mammal. In cattle a freemartin is the normal outcome…