Story: Dairying and dairy products

Feeding the calves

Feeding the calves

Feeding calves used to be an arduous job that usually required training them to drink from a bucket of milk – with varying degrees of success. Today’s ‘calfetaria’ system allows calves to suck on imitation teats attached to a drum of milk.

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Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Pattern of milk production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15719/feeding-the-calves (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, published 24 Nov 2008