Just got down from doing chores.
The farm that I got Dakota from was breeding there cows to a bulls that often had shorter legged calves.
This year they found a new semen and started breeding from a bull that throws calves with longer legs.
Dakota has short legs and her calf has long legs, so yesterday my dad milked her 3 times while I was at school, and we both milked her 2 times after school. Then fed it back to the calf through a bottle.
Today when we started milking the calf came over and tried to drink, so we had to help get the tit in its mouth since its so tall. But now, thankfully, it's drinking on its own!
And I will always appreciate powered milk after hearing my dad had to milk her 5 times yesterday
So are u going to milk it twice a day? If so wean the calf off the cow and bottle feed it. If the calf is going to stay with the cow only milk once a day so she get used to a schedule. We milk at 5-5:30 everyday.
Be aware that what u r getting now is not milk. Its colostrum and u can seal it in an air sealed bag and freeze it for calves that are having a bit of trouble. Fresh frozen colostrum is a life saver and does wonders compared to the stuff u get from the stores. It has alot more antibodies and will give a calf energy almost right away.
You can also drink colostrum but I wouldnt recommend it. It tastes fine but looks disgusting. Its a caramel color.