Handheld digital or optical Brix refractometers offer a low cost, practical way to assess colostrum quality onfarm, and can help encourage famers to seek advice if colostrum is inadequate.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 08 July 2016 09:55

Colostrum key to healthy calves

Get your colostrum feeding right and you'll go a long way towards raising healthy replacement calves.

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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 12:28

Calves’ great start pays dividends

It's a long way to Methven, particularly if you come from Devon in the UK or Wairarapa, as have Andrew Furzeland and Rebecca Langley.

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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:00

Feed colostrum soonest – the clock is ticking

This month we focus on the timing and methods of feeding of colostrum and how this affects the absorption of vital antibodies. 

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Last month we discussed the importance of colostrum, the consequences of insufficient colostrum feeding and how to assess colostrum management on farm.

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