We have a calf that is about 4 months old. Me and my husband have read multiple times or just let the calf tell you when its ready to wean. We have been going with just having her tell us when she is ready. Is this a good way to go about weaning? She does seem to want the bottle. She is also eating hay out with the other steers we have during the day. We are not sure what to do now going into winter. I also have another question.....I have read that you need to clean a calves bottom when it gets all messy from pooping and I have been doing that, I'm just wondering when I can stop.?. She is a Belted Galloway so she is pretty hairy.....could i just trim the hair in that area to help with the matting? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.