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Farmer Feeding Calf

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There are two types of veal in Ontario, Grain-Fed and Milk-Fed. All calves must receive colostrum (immune providing first milk) within 24 to 48 hours of birth in order to remain healthy and thrive. Thereafter, milk-fed calves receive a milk-replacer diet that provides all the nutrients the calf needs to grow strong and healthy. Milk-replacer is made from by-products resulting from the manufacture of milk products such as cheese and ice cream for human consumption. Milk-replacer is similar to baby formula, except that it is nutritionally balanced for the male dairy calf (veal animal). This farmer is bottle-feeding this calf, which allows her to know how much the calf has eaten.