- Oct 31, 2006
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- Alberta, Canada
Bottle calf 6 litres of milk replacer a day and is on really good pasture. Was chewing cud at 5 days old.8 weeks old in the
Steer out of a heifer 14 weeks old and still on Dam. Pb Gelbvieh.
The bottle calf is a lot chunkier(fatter) and the Dam raised calf is a lot more muscled.
When the bottle calf is finished his third bag of replacer I will ween him and he will have to gain strictly on a grass diet.So he will probably be 11 weeks old at that time.So even all that good milk and high quality feed you can still see a difference.The only thing I could do differently is to pull him from the group he is in and feed him calf starter and hay.But since no one else is getting that he won't either.If he was a heifer that I wanted to retain he would be treated differently.