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It is a tragic feature of Western Australian dairying that very few calves are reared by wholemilk producers. The explanation is a simple economic one. When milk is worth over 3s. per gallon, it is too valuable a product to feed to calves, particularly during the months when the dairy farmer is building up his summer quota. So, in the absence of a suitable substitute for milk, the calves are killed at birth.
Snook, L. C. D.Sc.
"Rearing calves without milk,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 4
, Article 11.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol4/iss2/11