Lindy has always been a very easygoing and friendly little steer. He allows me to drape myself over him. He comes ambling over (deliberately, never running) when I call him. I think he would have a great temperament for an ox.
I would love to keep the whole herd, but we simply do not have enough pasture for 6 head of cattle, nor can we afford to feed such a large herd as pets.
It's a bit ridiculous, these two big one-year-old babies are still nursing! We don't have a good way to separate the calves from the cows, so if we don't sell them, we will have to insert weaner rings in their noses. The weaners I purchased are bright orange plastic plates that don't allow the calf to reach the teat. They have short plastic spikes that are uncomfortable for the cow so she won't let the calf nurse. They don't hurt the calves but I dread trying to insert them! And they look ugly.