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Horseshoe Bend Farms, LLC (HSB Mini Cattle) searches the entire United States for the best herd sires and dams to breed our minis. We look for registered animals, a certain stature but most importantly a great temperament to enter our breeding program for pets. We socialize, halter train, register, vaccinate, do all testing, provide veterinary care for horn removal and banding and transport your calf. We also provide continuous support after your calf is home.
INCLUDED IN PRICE OF CALVES
We leave our calves with their dam for around 5 months because we feel they are healthier when nursed by their mother. In that period, we spend as much time as possible with the calves. We have grandchildren, our pet dogs and visitors who play with the calves. Having a dam with a great personality is key so she allows us to "play" with her calf. Grain and hay are available to the calf early as well as pasture so the calf can start to develop it's rumen as soon as possible.
Once weaned and eating grain, grass and hay we will spend 2-4 weeks depending on the calf halter training. We will do our best to teach your calf to lead.
During the time we have your calf we will send you photos and videos. You are also welcome to come and visit.
We vaccinate as recommended by Auburn University.
At birth we give Vision 7, First Defense, and Enforce 3
Enforce 3 Booster given at weaning and before transport
Registration and Transfer through International Miniature Cattle Breeds Association
UC Davis Bovine testing as needed for Chondro status
Horns / Banding (Steers):
Veterinarian can disbud calf and band bulls if desired.
HSB will arrange transportation for the calf.
A Veterinary Certificate of Health Report will be done before travel.
We provide ongoing support for you as long as you need it. Many of our clients become repeat buyers. We are just a phone call or text message away.