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almost 2 years ago

3 Qs of colostrum management

Quantity - The recommendation is to give a first feed of 3 litres or 10% of body weight. This should be followed by another similar feed within 12 hours of birth.

Quality - Good quality colostrum contains at least 50g/litre of IgG. Any colostrum containing less than 20g/litre should not be used

Quickly - It is important that calves receive their first colostrum feed as soon as possible after birth, ideally within 2 hours

 

Watch AHDB Dairys guidance video here:

http://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/technical-information/youngstock/3-qs-of-colostrum/#.VkrzFr-qnGY