Ok so we just got 5 holstein bull calves from a neighboring friend, to raise for a little old farmer, we farm his land for. Since he is elderly he can't keep up with the demands of raising young stock like he used to.
Well, when they were dropped they were taken from their mothers, we've had 3 for just over a month now. And they are already getting feed?? Is this ok or should it wait? I was always taught they are bottle fed for at least 3 months before introducing any kind of feed. They also drink from a bucket, I know this is ok to teach them.
As for the other two they will be bottle fed until they are a month old and then started on feed along with the rest. For some reason I just don't think its right . Am I wrong about this?
P.S. I only assist in helping feed them, since there are more calves than people to feed them....