A lot of people ask me about baby calves, so today let's take a glimpse into the life of the youngest girls on the dairy.
Calves are fed colostrum as soon as possible after being born. Colostrum is the first milk a cow produces after giving birth and it contains antibodies to help boost the calf's immune system. It's very important calves get colostrum ASAP. Their navels are also dipped with iodine to prevent any potential bacteria from getting in there and causing an infection.
|Snapped this cute pic while visiting WSU last fall and reliving my college dairy days for a weekend|
|This little girl was so excited for dinner time. She's currently living in a calf hutch.|
|Milk for the calves|
|These sweethearts follow me around for most of the feeding time. They are so cute!!|