CEFS now has a YouTube channel!
Our first video, from the Pasture-Based Dairy Unit, illustrates how milk is fed to roughly 20 calves at a time using a trough.
The calves include pure Holsteins, pure Jerseys, and various percentage crosses ranging from 75% Holstein to 75% Jersey. Calves are grouped at about 1 to 2 weeks of age after they learn to drink readily out of a bucket. We try to keep ages and sizes together but Holstein calves are bigger. However, the smaller Jersey and crossbred calves are fairly aggressive and usually get their share.
Stay tuned for more CEFS videos in the coming months!
From the February 2012 E-Newsletter