If I offend anybody with this comment I aplogise.... In NZ it is illegal to transport any calf under 4 days old, or if it is 'unwell'. Over here the calves go into a barn on farm and get colostrum for 4 days in a warm stable environment. By that time they have learned to drink with the minimum of stress, and a practiced eye can pick the 'good doers' from those who are feble. Imagine how difficult it must be for any creature as little as 5/6 hours old to be transported any distance let lone a long distance. Is this part of the reason so many people in the US seem to lose calves? Can you arrange for the farmer to keep the calf for a few days? Do all dairy calves, other than replacements get put on a truck in the first day of their lives?