What happens to male calves?
Male calves are usually sold. Maple Hill has started efforts to connect with grass-fed beef producers to supply bull calves to be raised by them. These operations tend to be more humane than other beef operations, and we would prefer that all our male calves live in the most humane setting possible. Some male calves are raised as beef cattle on the farm or retained or sold as bulls, but very few stay in the dairy. Bulls can be a danger to the milking herd and to farmers and their families.