> we are trying to raise a newborn
> watusi bull calf. we supplied him
> with colostrum for the first days
> after his birth and have been
> giving him milk substitute, 3
> times daily and water since the
> colostrum was eliminated. are we
> doing the correct thing or
> not....not many watusi calves in
> our area..any help would be
> greatly appreciated...fyi, his
> name is sport
With a very young calf (3 weeks old or younger) I would encourage you to use a good calf milk replacer with only milk protein. It seems that young calves have a more difficult time digesting plant proteins such as wheat and soy for the first few weeks of their life.
In Canada some feed companies encourage dairy farmers to feed a all milk protein milk replacer for the first three weeks and then gradually switch to a milk replacer with some plant protein (i.e. soy) for the following three weeks, if the producer is trying to save money.