Where has the time gone, I turned 2 months old on June 21st. To celebrate, I got weaned. Weaning is the process of separating calves from their source of milk. So, I no longer receive any milk replacer. Typically, dairy calves are weaned 60-75 days after they are born.
In addition to being weaned, I said goodbye to my individual calf hutch and moved into a pen with a few of my new friends! I now live in group housing, so I have had to learn live with other calves. This can be a stressful time but it wasn’t. We have straw bedding to lay on, fans to keep us cool and cold water to drink whenever I get thirsty.
Since I no longer get milk replacer, I get to enjoy calf starter (5-6 pounds a day) and was introduced to hay which is good! The goal is for me to grow about 1.75 pounds a day until I am 10 months old.
Thank you for following along, I promise to try and update you more often on what’s going on.