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The banker-farmer news bulletin
(1920-1924)

Hulce, R. S.
The Banker-farmer news bulletin. Bulletin no. 20: feeding the dairy calf PDF (2.0 MB)



    A goou grain- mixture to give to calves that are being raised on sk
is oem consisting by weight of oats 50, wheat bran 30, linseed meal 10, groud
corn IO. -
                                 WHEY
    Whey can be fed in amounts similar to kimmilk, except that the change
to
whey and the increase of the whey later will have to be more gradual than
in
the cas of skimmilLk To obtain good results the whey need not necessarily
be
fed sweet but it should not have come in contact with unsanitary tanks, can
or pails.
      HAY AND GRAIN WITHOUT SKIMILK OR WHEY
If no supplement to whole milk is to be used except hay and grain, the calf
    A WALL-GROWN YEARLING
1km-milk fted for the ftft eight months.
should be allowed all of the grain it will consume until about four months
of
age. Up to this age the grain can best be kept where the calf can eat at
wil;
after this age it is advisable to weigh or measure the grain to the calf
at each
feeding time, otherwise it is apt to overeat on grain.
    A good grain mixture to feed calves being raised on whey or on a limited
amount of whole milk is one consisting of equal parts by weight of oat, ground'
corn, wheat bran and linseed meal
                           HAY FOR CALVES
    Ai fine grade of mixed clover and timothy hay is good for young elves
Lt      when the. calf. Is reeiving skimmilk, whey or other substutes, a
fne
grads of clover or Salffa hay is best Alfalfa sometimes has a tendency to
keep the bowels of a young calf rather loose.
IN. 1
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