bottle calves for newbies

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Re: bottle calves for newbies

Postby rony albert » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:32 am

I have heard that it is not hygienic for newborn calves. Is that right?
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Re: bottle calves for newbies

Postby iBLeslie » Mon May 08, 2017 7:29 pm

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???
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Re: bottle calves for newbies

Postby Workinonit Farm » Mon May 08, 2017 7:57 pm

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".
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Re: bottle calves for newbies

Postby iBLeslie » Tue May 09, 2017 11:33 am

Thanks Workinonit. Good idea
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Re: bottle calves for newbies

Postby UStraveler2017 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:45 pm

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!
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