My husband and I live on 1 acre out in the country and I've been tossing around the idea of getting a bucket calf(bull) to raise up for meat. My husband works at a dairy farm up the road, so we have easy access to cheap calves and supplies. I have a few questions though... 1) Will half an acre be enough space to grow out the calf(we would fence in the back half of the yard)? 2) What is the best age to butcher? 3) What is the best age to neuter(my friend raises livestock and said that bulls should be neutered or it will ruin the flavor of their meat)? Like I said, we're just tossing around the idea. If we DO go through with it, it won't be until Spring. Assuming it's even possible with our limited space.