Individual Feeding

calf feedingFeeding calves individually is most commonly recommended. It is easier to see the signs of sickness on a calf, and there is no competition amongst the animals for feed. It also reduces the chance of spreading disease, as there is no nose–to–nose contact.

Feeding Calves More Milk: A Practical Approach

Although one of the challenges of feeding twice daily is the increased labour, you are at an advantage by knowing right away if a calf didn’t drink or could be sick. it is also easier to access the animals to take their temperature to determine if they have a fever. Individual feeding is by far more labour intensive but morbidity and mortality rates amongst the calves are lower compared to other feeding methods.

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