If you walk into the calf area and it’s not feeding time, do the calves bawl? If so, they are saying “feed me!” says Mike Van Amburgh, dairy nutritionist at CornellUniversity. Well-fed calves do not bawl when someone walks into the area — unless it is time for their next meal. So, if it’s not feeding time, and your calves routinely bawl at your arrival, it’s time to re-evaluate your feeding program.