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Colostrum: 4 litres within one hour is key
On the website of Lifestart it states that the immunobody IgG that is transferred in the colostrum protects young calves from sickness and disease as they grow, and while they develop their own antibodies.
Colostrum and calves: Milk it for all its worth
“The other things we don't think about as much are growth factors and hormones,” says MU animal scientist Allison Meyer, Ph.D. “There is even some emerging research showing that there are maternal cells in colostrum that may be important for newborn ...
Cattle producers can help cows make better colostrum
Perhaps the most important cow-aspect of colostrum production is late-gestation nutrition, said Julie Walker, associate professor and South Dakota State University Extension beef specialist.
Colostrum is crucial for calf survival
Aim to give your newborn suckler calf a good start in life and win the battle for survival by ensuring that the calf suckles and receives adequate colostrum in the first six hours of life.
Strong immunity key to calf health
During the last part of pregnancy she puts these antibodies into the colostrum she produces, so her calf can have instant immunity after his first nursing.

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