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What do calves eat?

What do calves eat?

Calves are hungry little creatures and farmers are busy making sure they get the right food from birth. 

During the first 24 hours, a newborn calf is fed colostrum, nutrient-rich first milk produced by its mother. The calf is then gradually introduced to other foods, with nutritionists and vets helping the farmer to develop a diet plan suited to its age and size.

Watch our movie about newborn calves to find out more.