Raising calves on dry calf meals
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Published by Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State Agricultural College in Corvallis, Ore .
Written in English


  • Calves -- Feeding and feeds.

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Statement[by I.R. Jones, P.M. Brandt, and F.D. Wilson].
SeriesStation bulletin / Oregon Agricultural College Experiment Station -- 290., Station bulletin (Oregon State Agricultural College. Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 290.
ContributionsBrandt, P. M. 1888-, Wilson, Francis Dale, 1903-
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Pagination30 p. :
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16017051M

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Raising calves on dry calf meals Public Deposited. Analytics × Add. Experiments were conducted (1) to determine the earliest age at which calves can be weaned and the minimum amount of whole milk and skim milk necessary to obtain normal growth: (2) to determine whether it is possible to raise on a ration of dry meals, hay and water, calves weaned at 6 months old; (3) to compare three different dry calf meals and (4) to determine the cost of rearing calves to 6 Cited by: 1.   You should also build a little calf hutch if you are raising bottle calves. And a corral that is around square feet will be sufficient enough for each calf for the first few weeks when you get them home, especially if you are going to buy older calf that is close to weaning or have weaned already. However, calves also need good ventilation otherwise they end up with respiratory disorders early on. If you have a small barn or shed you can create all kinds of little cubbies inside for your bull calves. Another option is calf hutches, which can be pricey, but if you plan on raising beef calves yearly, you may find them useful.

  The amount to feed will however depend on the number of days on farm, calf entry weight, dry feed intake, and the target growth rate and exit weight. Feeding systems Provided calf health, husbandry and housing are correct calves can be successfully fed using a variety of systems, including cold ad libitum, warm ad libitum, bucket fed once or.   After the calf is a little older you can go to every 12 hours for a calf. Since you are the food source, you become the substitute mom when raising bottle calves; the calf eagerly looks forward to dinnertime and wants to suck the bottle. More challenging is the one or two-month-old calf that’s been out with the herd all its life and suddenly.   Moore says the structure of replacement-rearing operations is as varied as the titles they use to identify themselves. Some enterprises raise only wet calves -- baby calves from a few days old up to weaned animals of approximately lbs. Others raise only weaned heifers -- either directly from dairies or from wet-calf growers. “No, Norman” (that’s the calf), “I don’t have an udder.” Raising bottle babies is a fun adventure. If you have always wanted to get into the cattle business but get indigestion when you see cattle prices, a bottle calf may just fit the bill. It’s probably one of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to get into the cattle .

Dairy Cattle and Veal Production • Page 7 Dry Cow Therapy or Treatment An intramammary antibiotic that is administered into each teat at the beginning of the dry period to prevent udder infections that could develop during the dry period and/or treat active infections that are present at the time of drying-off. Dry . Calf pens should be clean, dry, and well-bedded. Use a clean area, and place calves in the pen by chronological age. Pens should be moved uphill periodically and rebedded. Calf barns should be well-ventilated and kept free of drafts. Calves should always be kept in separate pens, where they are unable to touch each other. Regardless of the nutritional value, every liquid meal a calf gets should be at, or just above, body temperature (target ºF) when the calf is drinking it. Calves will expend additional energy to heat a meal to their body temperature, increasing maintenance requirements. Provide starter to calves within the first week of life.   A fresh supply of cool clean water should be available at all times and will help keep calves healthy. Calves will begin to drink water between one and two weeks of age and, by six weeks, may drink 4–5L a day. Feeding milk once or twice a day does not supply enough water. Calves eating meal may foul the water trough necessitating regular.