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Digital Subscriptions > Hobby Farms > Best Of HF > Raising BOTTLE BABIES.


Start your cattle operation small with bottle-fed calves.

Feeding bottle calves can be a great alternative to purchasing older cattle if you are willing to put in the work and pay attention to the details. Feeding bottle calves can be a rewarding experience, but there are some important things to know about keeping them healthy, how and when to introduce dry feeds, and what to do if they do get sick.

Purchasing Plans

Bottle calves can be purchased at any time after birth, but I recommend purchasing an older bottle calf, between 6 and 8 weeks old. Slightly older calves travel and adjust to environmental changes more easily than very young calves.

When purchasing a calf, here are some important questions to ask:

•Has the calf been vaccinated? Vaccinations shortly after birth are vital to a healthy calf.

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