Well our newest member. Bout time. We was starting to worry a bit, but finally here he is. Hopefully the rest will all domino soon.
Well now we have to decide what to do with all the extra milk. Most of it will be fed to the pigs. They will be in hog heaven. Not to mention it will help cut feed cost.
Here he is. Probably name him hamburger or T-bone as he will more than likely end up in our freezer.
Here is mamma being returned to her calf after being milked early this morning.
We got hungry and was running low on groceries so it was time to fill the void. We butchered a steer that we raised. He was about 14 months old. Our neighbors came over also yesterday to help. We estimate we got 300lbs of meat out of the fella. Nothing like raising your own animal and sending it to freezer camp in your own freezer. You know everything that went into the animal and you can cut it up like you want. We dont have fancy saws to make all the pretty cuts so we just send most of the meat through the grinder after boning it all out.
Now we are saving some money and when your saving money your making money. We estimate at the time of this post we will save $225+ a month at the grocery store and $40+ a month at the feed store.
Now to start raising another one for next year and hopefully be butchering some pigs soon to help fill the freezer.
These wonderful little bull calves will be castrated and sent to freezer camp, market or to and individual wanting to finish them out for themselves. Always fun hard work raising your own food. Remember raising your own food is awesome. It lets your kids know where your food comes from and you know what is in your food. You will save money raising your own food and by saving money you are making money. Sometimes we will donate and give to family and friends in need of a bit of groceries also.