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Colostrum Management Farming Note

According to Vetmed 2010, only 60% of calves left with their mother get adequate immunity. Effective colostrum management is vital to get calves off to a good start, however intakes vary hugely across herds. Good colostrum management is vital to prevent mortality, scouring, septicaemia, joint ill and pneumonia in the first three months.

This Farming Note covers:

  • The importance of colostrum
  • Colostrum absorption
  • Colostrum quality

Issued March 2013.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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