I met this bull-calf in 2014. It was only a couple of days old and stood in front of a large shed in a separate run. It was basically sorted out. All bull-calves are raised in separated boxes after their birth and then they are either used for breeding or slaughtered.
Only cows that can be used for high performance milk production are raised. They give up to fifty liters of milk every day. They are never let out on the field because of their sensitive conditions.
“Management must be very precise here,” the boss explained to me. She suffered under the over-saturation of the market and the sinking milk prices. They cannot even sell milk in their own town. She loves her cows and her job, she’d never want to do anything else.