Message Title: replacer to goat milk
Author: Dave Posted: 06\14\2001 15:00
As in my past discussion topics on bottle feeding my calf, I have been using a Purina Lamb Replacer. Today a neighbor of mine who raises goats has a goat that is making too much milk and wants to know if I want some for my bottle baby. I didn't know what to say to her. Would switching from the replacer to goat milk harm the digestive process causing scouring? What if she only wants to give me milk for a week then stop? Will the bottle baby take to the replacer again? I'm not sure what to tell her. The calf is doing okay - 12 days old and eating okay and weighing 51 lbs. I think he's right on course. Any suggestions on this?