Raising Calf

Tips for Raising Calf

Just as when most animals are born, there are certain things that must be done to ensure that newborn creature is as healthy as possible. It is no different on a farm for a farmer after a calf is born. Feeding is obviously the most important and here is a broad schedule for how to properly feed and for raising calf up strong and right.


From birth to two weeks the calf will need two one quart feedings of colostrum per day, along with a quart of milk replacer three times a day. They will also need to drink a lot of water and eat a ton of alfalfa to ensure they have a lot of nutrients. From the age of two to eight weeks, calves will need just two quarts of milk replacer twice per day. As for food, they will be able to begin eating very high end, nutrient rich pellets that will help them put on weight and supplement their quickly growing bodies.