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Perfect Udder Colostrum Management

By |2018-01-13T18:11:11+10:00April 30th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , |

The long-term benefits of colostrum have been documented, with improved live-weight gain and health status leading to earlier joining dates. Calves receiving larger volumes of colostrum at birth have shown to have less veterinary costs in the pre-weaned period  and produce more milk per day in the both the first and second lactations. Therefore, a

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Maximising the benefits of Colostrum for new born calves

By |2018-01-13T18:21:01+10:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , |

Calves are born with no natural protection from disease and it can take 3 to 4 weeks for them to develop their own antibodies. One of the best ways to protect your calves during this time, is to give them colostrum ─ the first milk produced by the cow or heifer after she has calved.

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