Pennywise Hint: Milk for Newborn calves - KOTA Territory News

Pennywise Hint: Milk for Newborn calves


26 ounces of canned milk

Scant 1/2 of a 13 ounce can of water

1 Tablespoon glucose or sugar

1 Tablespoon castor oil or cod liver oil

1 beaten egg yolk

Mix well.  Only give 4 ounces of this mix to a newborn calf, 2 ounces for newborn lamb.  Repeat every 2 hours for the first day.  On the second day, 8 ounces for a calf, 4 ounces for a big lamb.  On the third day, eliminate the egg yolk and the sugar.  Reduce the oil to 1 teaspoon and crush 1 children's vitamin tablet in one of the feedings.  Keep milk refrigerated, keep bottles and nipples very clean, and do not overfeed.


If you have a baby calf that will not suck a bottle or a cow, just use molasses.  Put it on the nipple with your fingers, then put a little in the calf's mouth.  Works like a charm!

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