We just got two calves we hope to raise for beef. Having never tried this...

Asked May 9, 2016, 5:05 PM EDT

We just got two calves we hope to raise for beef. Having never tried this before and since we are grossly ill informed, can you recommend which vaccines will be needed. They are still weaning. Thank you.

Athens County Ohio livestock vaccines

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Here is a good vaccination schedule for calves. The ones marked optional are for those that are a problem in your area. or with your herd. You should check with your local vet to determine if they are a problem.
Vaccination Schedule: Calves*

Clostridial 7-Way Recommended Preweaning
IBR-BVD-PI3 Recommended Preweaning
Leptospirosis Recommended Preweaning
Brucellosis Recommended Heifers (4 to12 months)
BRSV Optional As needed
Pasteurella Optional Preweaning
Haemophilus somnus Optional Preweaning
Pinkeye Optional As needed
E. coli Optional Vaccinate cows (twice 30 days before calving)
Anthrax Optional As directed
Anaplasmosis Optional As directed
*Do not use modified-live products on calves that are still nursing cows.