Can I chime in on this dairy cow thing for a minute? Sorry for derailing the thread once again.
I grew up on a dairy farm and fed the 50-70 calves when I was a teenager. Bull calves are absolutely worthless to the dairy industry. We had a guy who would come every Wednesday with his truck to pick up all the bull calves, which were destined for veal. Not sure how it tastes as I've never eaten dairy beef myself.
The guy paid $5 a head for them.
The bull calves don't get colostrum at all, it's saved for the heifers. Nor do they get the routine vaccinations that the heifers got. A lot of them died because they didn't get the attention the heifers got. They are all separated at birth, the cow is milked of her colostrum and then sent to the milking herd.