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KatG    Posted 09-09-2004 at 18:17:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We are bottle feeding our 2 day old what temp such the milk repalcer be...the instructions said 110 degrees but MAtt says that is too hot...So what do Ya'll think???Thanks...KAtG

nebrancher    Posted 09-10-2004 at 06:47:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've always had luck with terramycin scour pills. Never been too particular with milk temp. Not too warm to burn, and not cold....

Ron/PA    Posted 09-09-2004 at 20:35:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kat, we bucket feed replacer to our calves every year. What we have found is actually a mixture of what you are being advised.
We mix our replacer at no less than 110 the higher temperature helps to disolve the fats in the replacer. It seems that the fats just won't disolve at a temperature below that. These fats are necessary nutrients for the calves.
After we mix it at that temp. we let it cool down to the 95 to 98 area. This seems to be a comfortable area for the calves. If the ambient temperature is really cold we will let it go down closer to 90 as it seems to go a little easier on the calves system.
Hope this helps.

James(Ga)    Posted 09-09-2004 at 19:58:39       [Reply]  [No Email]

Kat, when i was younger i raised calfs on a bottle and really loved doing it. I always had the temp warm about the temt of the mom milk just watch out for runny bowels and keep pills handy. James(Ga)

KatG    Posted 09-09-2004 at 20:07:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What kind of pills James??? HAd a calf with the scours a few months ago and it was a job...Didn't have a esphosguial tube so had to improvise...use a femm. device from the olden days...worked great and it hangs in the barn

James(Ga)    Posted 09-09-2004 at 21:03:17       [Reply]  [No Email]

Kat, scour pills is what i was talking about i just cound,nt spell it. But i got them off the bottle and on a bucket soon as possible and that made things easier. James

Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-09-2004 at 18:26:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Should be comfortable upon the wrist as for a child.

Hogpuller    Posted 09-09-2004 at 18:22:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Same temperature as mom would be if he/she were allowed to have one. Maybe 100. I agree that 110 is too high.

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