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Young cattle

Young cattle
young cattle
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In order for a strong cow to develop, rearing is crucial. This has an essential impact on it's future. It is important that the calf receives as much colostral milk as possible within the first few hours of life. This serves the calf as an antibody against possible bacteria and common diseases, as it has no immunity and must build it first.

The calf then receives around five to three liters of milk every day until it is about three months old. In addition, the calves get good hay and concentrated feed. The calves may only be fed the best feed. Until the young cattle are about twelve months old, the concentrated feed is continuously reduced. Then a young cow is inseminated when weighing around 400 kg or about 15 months, so it calves the first time at 24 months. The animal has a calving weight of about 650 kg.

A calf weighs 400 kg, eats daily about 10 to 15 kg of grass, hay or silage and drinks between 40 and 70 liters of water. At the Schluechthof the cattle are fed with hay and grass silage. In summer the cattle eat fresh grass on the pasture.

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