BuddyinNYC saidAt what age did you have the heifers inseminated?
Did you have bulls or use a bull sperm bank?
How did you choose the bull/donner sperm?
Did you castrate male calves born on your farm?
What was the average age for sending cattle to slaughter?
What breed of cattle? (Angus?)
Usually at 1.5-2 years old.
We had bulls that we traded out every 3-4 years.
We didn't castrate. We'd either band them and their scrotums would fall off or we'd use clamps and break their cords.
Depends on what was being slaughtered - a steer/heifer fattened for market or a cow being butchered for private use/filling of a deep freezer with steaks and hamburger.
Lots of breeds. Holsteins, Angus, Charolais, Limousin, Hereford, etc etc.