No matter the species of stock you raise, if mom is unavailable, sometimes the animal husband has to fill the void and try bottle feeding calves and other livestock.
Bottle feeding calves at the county fair, as part of a 4-H project, is commonplace throughout rural America.
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It’s fairly easy to convert regular old soda bottles into milking bottles. The challenge is to maintain discipline when the babies are small so that they don’t grow up to become obnoxious adults.
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This piglet seems content sucking from a bottle that’s being held at an angle about the same as the mouth of the animal. Bottle feeding piglets is tough work, and if you can reintroduce it to the sow in short order, all the better.