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thenannygranny

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What is a deacon calf?
« on: April 25, 2005, 08:52:13 AM »
Hi, can anyone tell me what a Deacon calf is?  It is listed in the sales at the auction here and people tell me that is what I need to get (we want a feeder calf), but I don't know what it exactly is.  Does it just mean neutered and dehorned calf?  Thanks.

carcar

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What is a deacon calf?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005, 12:49:37 PM »
Lizzie,
I have never heard of that reference. I asked my husband to and he said he didn't know what it meant either.  We've had cattle all of our lives. If you find out what it means let me know because know you have me curious. :?
Courtney Warner
Warner's Hidden View Farm
Chapel Hill, TN

thenannygranny

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What is a deacon calf?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005, 11:09:44 PM »
You can bet I will let you know.  This is frustrating to me!  Even the guys who go to the auction can't tell me.  Guess I will have to bang some heads around here!

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Re: What is a deacon calf?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 01:26:30 PM »
A deacon calf is a new born calf that is taken from its mother and bottle fed a milk substitute.