How Much Do Calves Cost?

Calves, the young of domestic cattle, are bred to become adult cattle or can be slaughtered young for their meat, known as veal.  Calves can be produced naturally or by artificial breeding through artificial insemination.

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Type of CalfGeographical Location Cost
Irish BlackNebraska$3.50/lb
Holstein (18 months)California$230 obo
JerseySouth Carolina$50
HolsteinSouth Carolina$70
Holstein (weaned)Ohio$225
Holstein (1 week old)North Carolina$65
Jersey (3 week)Texas$200
Hereford (3 days old)Texas$250
Angus heifer (4 months)Florida$400

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