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Raising baby calves
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Grace    Posted 04-18-2004 at 20:20:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I want to raise a newborn calf on raw goats milk instead of the usual bought milk replacer. Can anyone tell me how much to feed? and how often?

Donna from Mo    Posted 04-18-2004 at 20:39:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
The same amount you would feed if it were milk replacer or cow's milk... 1/2 gallon per feeding.

Burrhead    Posted 04-18-2004 at 21:05:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
good idea, the calves we have raised on goat milk did a lot better than the ones we had on milk replacer.

I used a nanny for a wet nurse once. Put her up on the stancion and let the calf in to nurse from her.

When the calf and nanny were both turned out that was a heck of a sight to see a 200lb steer trying to nurse a 70lb nanny in the pasture.

SeaJ    Posted 04-19-2004 at 03:36:49       [Reply]  [Send Email] funny. would loved to have seen that. lol.

cowlady    Posted 04-19-2004 at 12:52:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can't wait to show this to Cowman!

He has a strict "no goat" rule, but this will give me some back up! Thanks!

"This is NOT a cat (duck, chicken, lamb, goat you fill in the blank)farm!" Guess I'm lucky to keep the kids and dog. hahaha!

Burrhead    Posted 04-19-2004 at 18:52:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm looking to see if I can find yall a pic. It was a heck of a sight. The local high school ag teacher and FFA kids came out to see it and took pix when they heard about it.

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