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Calf drinking water

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Calves receive colostrum, milk that contains the mother’s antibodies, for their first three days. After that, calves are fed either cow’s milk or a milk replacer (similar to human baby formula) until they are old enough for solid food, which is slowly introduced as part of the diet to prepare the calves for weaning. Once calves are old enough to be weaned from milk entirely, they have access to fresh water.