Why there is no such thing as colostrum quality
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Selvaraj, Vimal; Schalich, Kasey; Lynch, Rob
Ultimately, we believe that that our results are exciting because they indicate producers do not need to measure colostrum Brix scores, or have to worry about having enough colostrum above a “cut-off” Brix score. We now know such cut offs are quite arbitrary. For the first meal we recommend just feeding four liters of colostrum. It is much better for neonatal calves than any replacement formula. Colostrum, irrespective of its Brix score, is still the finest choice for feeding calves.
This research was funded by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE-SARE) grant GNE19-220-33243, the Cornell CALS Charitable Trust Research Fund, and startup funds from Cornell CALS.
PRO-DAIRY; dairy; Manager; colostrum; Brix; IgG
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