The 3Qs of Colostrum Management Factsheet – AHDB

29 Jan 2018

Colostrum is vital to the newborn calf as it contains antibodies (also known as immunoglobulins or IgG) to provide immunity and it is also rich in essential nutrients to provide energy for growth. The 3 Qs of colostrum (Quantity, Quality, Quickly) relates to ensuring that calves receive at least 3 litres of colostrum, containing greater than 50g/litre of IgG within 2 hours.

This handy two sider details the importance of the 3 Qs and how best to make sure the protocols used on farm give the calves the best start possible.


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