n The Dairy Mail - Combat diseases with colostrum : technology

Volume 17, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


A University of Arizona study showed that feeding 4 of colostrum increased subsequent milk production when compared to feeding 2 .

The trial used Brown Swiss calves to study colostrum feeding and subsequent milk production. The calves were randomly assigned to be fed either 2 or 4 after colostrum. Only good quality colostrum was used. All calves received colostrum within one hour after birth and were offered a second feeding about 12 hours after the first.

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