Well not so. This year has been a little slower than those in the past for bottle feeding calves, but there was still a good number of calves raised on the bottle.
Just last month ten Holstein steer calves was weaned from the bottle and right now there is one Angus heifer calf on bottle. Four Holstein steers have just arrived from the dairy farm.
These four came from the same dairy the other ten did. This has been a new dairy farm that we started to get our calves from. The previous dairy we used went out of business. It didn't surprise me. The price of milk has not been good for the dairy farmers last year. The owners operating the old dairy really made their living by selling real estate.
The good news is this new dairy is a little bigger and can supply a few more calves. We should have no problem with raising full groups of Holstein calves this upcoming year.
|Just weaned Holstein Steers|
|Trudy getting some bottle|
|Trudy still after the bottle|
|The four new guys|