The little Jersey heifer I brought back from Wisconsin a couple of weeks past is now taking 1 1/2 pounds of starter rations in the morning and an equal amount in the evening. Along with this she takes 1/2 gallon of milk from her bottle. Jim in Mo assures me that once a calf is taking 2 pounds per day she doesn't need the bottle. The problem is that I don't seem to have the nerve to take away her bottle!!! She's 8 weeks old. She eats her hay just fine. I see her drinking from her water bucket, and have to refill it along and along. It's kind of like when Herself had our fifth child at home; it was really hard to cut the cord.