What To Address In Your Calf-raising Contract

November 11, 2008 12:18 PM

When it comes to raising herd replacements, you should have a written contract that details all aspects as well as your expectations, says Calf-tel's Lewis B. Anderson, Jr. Those include:

  • Pick-ups and returns – When and by whom?
  • Rations
  • Milk type
  • Monitoring commodities
  • Housing and care
  • Vaccination programs
  • Dehorning and extra teats – cost or no cost?
  • Monitoring and treatment
  • Blood and B.V.D. testing
  • Death loss
  • Injured and non-performing animals
  • Reporting system
  • Invoicing and billing
  • Record keeping
  • Bull calf arrangement
  • Price increases
  • Unforeseen events, including operational costs
  • Renewal arrangements
  • Termination


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