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  1. Feeding and Watering
    We recently got 2 bottle calves, approximately 2 weeks old now. For the first 5 days both calves were doing great and taking 1/2 a bottle 2x a day still wanting more. The last 2 days one calf has been not wanting to suckle. He will start to drink his bottle then about a minute later pull away...
  2. Cattle Raising Forum
    Hey hoping to find some trick to get my bottle calf to start sucking she was on her mom her first day born and got in her colustrum. She is healthy no scouring and up and running around but I cant for the life of me get her to take her bottle. I have tubed her almost every feeding since off her...
  3. General Cattle Discussion
    I just got a holstein calf and he is now about a week old. I’ve scheduled out two feeding times for him—one in the morning and one in the evening—and in the morning he finishes the bottle and asks for more, but at night he refuses to touch the bottle. I’ve tried giving him less in the morning in...
  4. Health & Wellness
    We have 3 bottle babies right now, all mini Jerseys. Our smallest calf has started aspirating her milk. She has struggled since we got her, and have accepted we will need to put her down if needed. I've had to tube her maybe 5 times over the last 6 weeks, all went smoothly. She will make...
  5. Dairy Cattle Discussion
    Hi all. I am Haley from Missouri. This is my first post to the page because I just have a general question. My fiancé has been raising Angus cattle for a handful of years now and runs a pretty organized operation. He turns his bull in with his cows in late spring/early summer and gets calves...
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