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Old 10-22-2012, 06:58 AM
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Two 5 week old Jersey calves grabbed before they went to be turned into veal.
I've forever and ever wanted a Jersey poddy calf and I was only half looking because although we've been renting 10 acres for a few years, Mum is now looking at buying a property so we'll have more stability and will be able to collect some livestock pets without worrying about what would happen if we had to move into town again.

Thing is, we probably won't be moving to said new property permanently until late this year/early next year.

Mum used to raise a lot of poddy calves when she was younger but she's said if I go into this, I have to take most of the responsibility for now. (eventually when I move out they will stay with Mum)
so it will be a bit of a steep learning curve.

Anyway, thoughts? Suggestions? Advice? Rescources?

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:16 AM
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They are to cute my Aunt and cousin used to raise some. I say if you have the land and the time go for it.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:18 AM
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They are both so cute. I don't know anything about raising calves, but I hope you're able to give them both a home.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:31 AM
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I have no advice, but those are the most adorable calves ever!
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:50 AM
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They are adorable! If you have the time to put into it and your mom is ok keeping them when you move, I say go for it!! And take lots of pictures and post them here!!
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:39 AM
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Well, these guys are already in rescue. Personally, I think I would try to rescue directly, i.e., buy "in danger" calves myself. I've read in some places that dairies give away newborn bull calves (or sell for dirt cheap). Sounds like the papers are signed on your new place... as long as there is that security and you currently have the space I wouldn't worry about getting them now.

So basically, IMO if you're happy with the source and the calves, I think you should go with it
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:47 AM
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What is a poddy calf?
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:03 AM
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A Poddy Calf is an "orphan" calf. That lost its mother generally before weaning.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:36 PM
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interesting! with all my experience around farms I have never heard that term.
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I have no advice, but those are the most adorable calves ever!
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