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Re: bottle calves for newbies

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:32 am
by rony albert
I have heard that it is not hygienic for newborn calves. Is that right?

Re: bottle calves for newbies

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 7:29 pm
by iBLeslie
Great post...but what if u have a 6 week old beef calf that wont drink milk period but eats hay some manna and grain and drinks water well and is healthy? lack of milk at this age will cause what kind of problems? My kids are very attached so he will probably be just a pasture ornament so stunting isnt that big a deal. I do tho worry about nutrition. Do I give loose minerals at this age???

Re: bottle calves for newbies

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 7:57 pm
by Workinonit Farm
iBLeslie wrote:Great post...but what if u have a 6 week old beef calf that wont drink milk period but eats hay some manna and grain and drinks water well and is healthy? lack of milk at this age will cause what kind of problems? My kids are very attached so he will probably be just a pasture ornament so stunting isnt that big a deal. I do tho worry about nutrition. Do I give loose minerals at this age???


You can sprinkle the powdered milk replacer on the feed, or mix it in with the feed. This way, they're still getting "milk".

Re: bottle calves for newbies

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:33 am
by iBLeslie
Thanks Workinonit. Good idea

Re: bottle calves for newbies

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:45 pm
by UStraveler2017
Thank you really informative for beginners. I'm newbie my father got a farm in Texas. I was planning to visit him this coming November and he wants me to take care of the farm for a while since his going on a vacation with stepmom. So I'll take charge. Thanks!