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Message Title: grain for the bottlebaby
Author: Patsy  Posted: 06\13\2001 18:29
Location: CO
I always provided fresh water, and they drank some everyday from the start. We have a creek running through all the pens and I have also observed the entire herd of calves drink. I started my bull bottle baby on grain at 4 weeks, then only fed him 2 times per day after 6 weeks. They were always on grass and started grazing early as well. I think the H2O helped prevent scours. Dorothy, last years heifer bottle fed wieghs 450 lbs!