Our old Simmental cow gave birth to a calf but wasn't able to feed it. We really didn't have time to bottle feed the calf so we did what every farmer has to do from time to time: improvise! We had a milking goat on the farm so we decided to see if she would accept the calf and allow her to nurse. We were thrilled when we observed the two getting along great and the calf nursed hungrily. As the calf grew, it's demands for milk increased. It got so when the calf wanted milk she would get her head under the goat's hind legs and lift her right off the ground! We named the calf "Bunter" and of course weaned her off the goat as soon as we could. But that early start proved to be great for the calf. Our daughter, Gloria took it on as a 4-H project and that calf became huge. In fact, Gloria rode Bunter in our town's summertime parade.
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