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Message Title: calf size
Author: antler333  Posted: 06\06\2001 08:00
Location: CO
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Calves come in all sizes. From a low of about 20 lbs to well over 40 lbs. Most are in the 30 to 40lb range, bulls usually larger +35, heifers less than 35 ....average. Calves less than 20 are prone to problems, either premature or very poor feed. Over 40 means good feed but the risk of dyscotia increases unless the cows are just big cows or in very good shape. (athletic or low body fat)