Post by marseydoats on Sept 10, 2019 4:36:40 GMT -5
I put mine on calf starter when they're 3 weeks old, more to encourage them to start eating something solid than anything else. They will stick a head in the feeder and try and grab some of Mom's food earlier than that sometimes, but she's not good about sharing.
Post by jerseyrose on Sept 10, 2019 13:54:06 GMT -5
I never gave my calves anything except for hay , water and some grain when I locked them up overnight for morning milking. They never really touched either until about 3-4 months old. If your not separating the calf I think any grain would probably just get wasted. Feed the cow in a big rubber pan on the floor and the calf usually eats their fair share. Mine did.
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Thankyou. He's grazing grass n feeding from mum who hes with 24/7. I gave him a little hay yesterday as steals from mums bucket, and she won't share it nicely. He just emptied it n led on it. And I aim to wean around 6 months. With mums help hopefully. Or without.
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