Heifer broke front leg

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gmoo

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Found a heifer with a front broke leg after a storm one night. Had vet to repair it but it’s not healing straight. Would she make good freezer beef or need to put her down?
 

GoWyo

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How old?  We have put casts on several small calves (120 lbs or less) and healed fine.
 

GoWyo

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If it heals but is crooked and she is gaining weight she should make fine beef.  If she is going downhill and not gaining, then probably not good beef.
 

shortybreeder

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Agree with above. If she seems healthy, the beef should be fine. If it's a bit Crooked or she's a bit wobbly on it then I wouldn't plan on taking her to full finish weight. Tender "veal" isn't a bad option to have in the freezer.
 
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