Hi need to know what age to stop bottle feeding? Thanks
This is wat I've come up with feeding milk till about 6 months. I have been doin it only 6 weeks cause I did not know nothing about bottle feeding it was told to Me 6 week. 6 months I think It's better on calfPersonally, we try to keep giving 2 bottles a day for 2-3 months and 1 bottle a day until 5-6 months. We always vaccinate right when we wean. All of the bottle calves we've lost happened when we procrastinated vaccinations after weaning.
They might gain more weight. However, they will always be more boney and less "beefy" than a beef cow. Genetics have so much to do with how muscle and fat are distributed.Wat I saw was dairy heifer they only milk them for 2 months but a beef heifer much much longer. It did not make sense. So if I milk a dairy calf as much As a beef calf on their mama would the dairy calf develop physically like a beef calf?
That's hand's down the best way to raise bottle calves...although technically I guess you couldn't call them bottle calves.I am eliminating the bottles and buying 2 day old heifers to do the job not me , I found a large flaw in bottle raisin a calf I don't care to do again. So far 2- 1 1/2years old bread heifers about to begin soon. 2 more a year old heifers and hopefully get 2 more this summer
So far 1jersy 2 jersy holstein and 1 holstein jersy cross . This summer not sure wat they will sell me. They r breeding the jersy heavy into their herd.That's hand's down the best way to raise bottle calves...although technically I guess you couldn't call them bottle calves.
What breed nurse cow are you using?