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I don't usually raise a bull calf but this year do have one..I am ready to wean him at 6.5 months...he is South Devon...when I have weaned steers and heifers I have given them grain for their first three weeks then they have gone to sale or I have retained some of the heifers...when I wean this bull should I do anything different since I will be marketing him as a bull next spring? I live in western Oregon and feed my cows first cutting alfalfa and pasture..thanks

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> I don't usually raise a bull calf
> but this year do have one..I am
> ready to wean him at 6.5
> months...he is South Devon...when
> I have weaned steers and heifers I
> have given them grain for their
> first three weeks then they have
> gone to sale or I have retained
> some of the heifers...when I wean
> this bull should I do anything
> different since I will be
> marketing him as a bull next
> spring? I live in western Oregon
> and feed my cows first cutting
> alfalfa and pasture..thanks

You need to keep him growing with the alfalfa and just feed enough grain to keep him in good shape, not fat.
 
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> You need to keep him growing with
> the alfalfa and just feed enough
> grain to keep him in good shape,
> not fat. Thanks Mike...that's basically what i was thinking too...but always good to hear someone else's opionion too....and i have a tendency to let my herd get fat too...so will keep that in mind!! thanks again!

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