Our calves all remain with their mothers for a minimum of 48 hours so they receive a good feed of colostrum, before their Mums head off to be part of the dairy herd. We then hand rear all of our calves.
We have automatic calf feeding stations with daily volume limits so they don’t over drink and then make themselves sick. However, they can come and drink small amounts as frequently as they like and their milk is warmed up for them too. We only use fresh cow’s milk to feed our babies via these stations from the cows in the morning milking (instead of re-constituted milk powder).
Our calf managers are very attentive to our babies and make sure they get the very best attention and care - if you saw them skipping about in the paddock you would want to be one! We have always done the right thing by our girls and their health and safety is our top priority.