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Bottle VS bucket

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I was wondering if anyone out there has used the buckets with the nipple for calf feeding? I have only ever used the bottle and am new to raising calves. Our herd was bought about a year ago and so this is our first time raising calves. Besides the one calf that we have below. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


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My grandpa didnt like the buckets because the calves would tip them or push the off the nail lol
Bucket training calves will save time. When doing a couple calves, bottles are a great option. When trying to feed 20+ calves in a short period of time, buckets are the only way to go. When I worked on a big dairy in high school we had about 50 bottle calves at a time. For the first few days of their lives, they were on bottles. After about 4 or 5 days, we bucket trained them. They were in hutches and there were pail holders so the calves couldn't spill them.
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