I have recently purchased two holstien bull calves (150lbs each) and am trying to gather information on how to introduce them to a alfalfa/timothy pasture in the spring. What concerns should I be looking for?
I'd make sure they were vaccinated and all that, check your fences and make sure they are good...start them out on a small section at first then you can keep an eye on them for a few days before you turn em loose.
Cut them, band them, or otherwise de-bull them as soon as possible. If there is a cow nearby that comes into heat, not a fence in the world will hold em. Better to do it while they are young. Unless, of course, you are raising them as breeding stock. Then you better have them in a good sturdy corral when they get a little bigger.