Need larger Calf Nipple for bottle

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P Lockard

Need larger Calf Nipple for bottle

Postby P Lockard » Thu Feb 08, 2001 7:40 pm

One of our Mommy Cows has two teats that are alot bigger than the others. We have been searching for a nipple that is larger than the standard size. Thought if the calf would suck on a bigger nipple, it would surely attach to it's Mommy's bigger teats and all would be solved. Does anyone have any info on why this happens and if there is any other solutions to remedy this.<br>Thanks for any info.
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Jason

Re: Need larger Calf Nipple for bottle

Postby Jason » Sat Feb 10, 2001 7:55 am

Your best bet to help the calf is getting the cow in a squeeze chute and tying her leg so you don't get kicked and help the calf get the teat in his mouth. He will fight so you have to out wit him, but once he gets the hang of it he will continue.<p>The cow will get worse with each calving, you might want to cull her, unless you have time to mother the calf up each year.<p>Jason Trowbridge<br>Southern Angus Farms<br>Alberta Canada
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