Last year I raised a couple of bottle calves. But neither one of them grew as well as a calf on it's mother. I used calf milk replacer. I had them on the bottle for close to three months. They had two bottles a day, free choice hay and a mix of oats and sweet feed. But still they didn't grow as well as their counterparts out in pasture with their moms. They seemed to have big hay bellies too. This year I have a chance to raise another bottle calf but I would like her to grow up big and sturdy. I am told it's possible. There is talk of a lady that passed away and she was amazing at raising well grown bottle calves. So, what did I do wrong? How can I raise a nice calf that isn't growth stunted or behind those calves on the cow? Please...any advice would be appreciated!