6 Oct 2018
Colostrum is the fuel of life and making sure you calves get enough is the cornerstone to all successful calf rearing
enterprises. However, it is not as easy as you might think to succeed. Here we highlight the ‘4 Qs’ of colostrum management to ensure calves get off to the best possible start in life.
Colostrum supplies essential nutrients and antibodies. As newborn calves have no protective antibodies to resist disease challenges, it is essential that these are absorbed via colostrum. If you miss out any of the following 4Qs of colostrum management then you should not be surprised to see poor health, low growth rates and high mortality in calves.