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.