Treat young calves like you would a three-day-old baby, says bob nelson, of Alden, Minn., who purchases newborn Holstein bull calves from sale barns and raises them to 14 or 15 months at harvest. That includes a calm demeanor, careful handling, good nutrition and following proper injection-site selection when any shots are needed. Nelson shared how his operation meets Beef Quality Assurance guidelines during a virtual tour at the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association meeting this spring. Calf management has a significant impact on final beef quality, he adds.