How high is the colony count in your colostrum?

How high is the colony count in your colostrum?

Research results

1/3th of first colostrum unsuited for newborn calves because of high bacterial count. Frozen spare colostrum is at least double as bad…

The reason: insufficient cleaning of materials for collection and feeding of colostrum.

A too high bacterial count reduces the uptake of antibodies from colostrum, plus the bacteria challenge the immune system and health of the young calf. Not a good way to start your life as a future milking cow...

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Download full pdf:
'Bacterial count in the first meal of colostrum'
'bactarial count in frozen spare supply of colostrum'.

More info

You can find more info on this subject in the book YoungStock Signals by Jan Hulsen or the video learning YoungStock Signals.

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