I have some Herefords which I bought privately in early November. They were bred to an angus bull. First calf came without any help on Dec 31 and seemed healthy and to be sucking. On the 5th day I found him dead --yes it had snowed and he was frozen. I was surprised because he seemed to be doing well. I am new to beef, but have raised other ruminents and a milk cow. I opened him up and found no evidence of trauma, no pus, but his L kidney had a lot of surface petechia, and there was a lot of straw clear fluid in the abdomen. No unusual odors at all. All the meat and organs otherwise appeared very healthy. So, for all the experts out there, any ideas why he might have died and is he edible? Thank-you and really appreciating all the good info here.