Bonding an Orphaned Calf to New Mother

Bonding an Orphaned Calf to New Mother

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

Q:   I had a cow die after calfing and am trying to bond the calf with a cow that lost her calf. The cow wants nothing to do with the calf any tricks to help?

A:   This can be a challenge to graft a calf to another dam. The sooner after calving of the dam that lost the calf the better.

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