WEINING BOTTLE FED CALVES

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I JUST PURCHASED 14 BOTTLE CALVES.SOME HOLSTEIN,SOME JERSEY. I HAVE HAD THEM GOING ON 2 MONTHS.I CAN NOT GET THEM TO EAT GRAINS HARDLY.ALL THEY SEEM TO WANT IS THE BOTTLE.WHAT IS A GOOD WAY TO GET THEM TO START EATING THE GRAINS,AND WHAT IS A GOOD GRAIN TO GET THEM STARTED ON.

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They need a top quality calf starter grain. When they finish the bottle, dribble/poake some grain into their mouths. They should get the idea and start eating. How much are you feeding them by bottle? Don't wean them from the bottle until they are eating 2 lbs a day of calf starter.

dunmovin farms

> I JUST PURCHASED 14 BOTTLE
> CALVES.SOME HOLSTEIN,SOME JERSEY.
> I HAVE HAD THEM GOING ON 2
> MONTHS.I CAN NOT GET THEM TO EAT
> GRAINS HARDLY.ALL THEY SEEM TO
> WANT IS THE BOTTLE.WHAT IS A GOOD
> WAY TO GET THEM TO START EATING
> THE GRAINS,AND WHAT IS A GOOD
> GRAIN TO GET THEM STARTED ON.
 
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> also start reducing the amount of milk concentrate you mix with the water.and always leave them fresh calf starter.feed whatever is left at the end of the day to your bigger calves. They need a top quality calf
> starter grain. When they finish
> the bottle, dribble/poake some
> grain into their mouths. They
> should get the idea and start
> eating. How much are you feeding
> them by bottle? Don't wean them
> from the bottle until they are
> eating 2 lbs a day of calf
> starter.

> dunmovin farms

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