Ok, so hubby and i are going to pick up 3 heifer calves in mid-late Feb. they will be bottle calves ( raised on my goats milk, but possibly 3/4 goat milk and 1/4 replacer if we get more then 3 or have less milk then expected ), they will also most likely be holsteins. We raised two ayrshire steers last year, but still have a lot to learn, and want to make sure we do it right. Ok, with the goats milk, i heard to water down to half and half or 1/4 water to 3/4 milk - should i ? Or should i feed it straight ? If replacer must be used mixed with milk, will this work, and any reccomended brands or feeding tips ? The people we will get them from sound great, but i'm not sure what to look for/ask about them about their herd and the calves when we go down there to pick them out and bring them home. Any suggestions ? What should i ask ? What should i look for in both their herd and picking out the calves ? I've got my goat and horse supplies, but what should we have on hand for the calves ? What antibiotics work for baby cows ? Any other cow must haves ? When and with what should we worm them ? Ok, so once we get them home, whats the best way to feed them ? 2 times a day is what we can do. How much at each feeding and at what times do we increase ? When do we offer solids and what should we offer ? Well, thats it for now :+) We really fell in love with cows last year, and if we get heifers in spring and sell them in fall we can play with them and enjoy them without having to eat them :+) Plus, this is a great way to get DH involved with the goats more, and to really appreiate them - hehe Thanks !