Raising the Calves

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In the picture above, a week-old calf nurses from a bottle.  Once weaned from milk (about eight weeks old), the calves eat a diet of specially formulated grains to provide them with lots of nutrients needed for growth and to assist in the development of their rumen, the largest of the cow’s four stomachs.  After a couple of weeks on this diet, the calves are moved to the heifer barn and begin to eat lots of hay with their grains.  

                                                                                     

Manning Farm Dairy

RR#1 Manning Road

Dalton, PA 18414

(570) 563-1702