- Jan 9, 2023
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Howdy! I live on a beef farm and I have been bottle feeding a calf for less than a week because mama died right after giving birth. The calf is big for a newborn and thriving but this is my first rodeo with bottle feeding, so I have a few questions. 1.) He is always hungry. I feed him a bottle with milk replacer 3x per day. So that is about 12 pints a day, is that appropriate? 2.) what is the best approach to keep him from head butting me? I’m about 120 lbs and he is a big calf. 3.) is it a bad idea to put him out with my horse? 4.) when should I let him out with the herd & will he grow up to be like the other cows? Any feedback you can provide would make my day! Thank you!