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Colostrum and Colostrum Management

Colostrum feeding is crucial to ensure the survival and health of young calves.  Much of the calf morbidity and mortality can be attributed to improper colostrum management.  This is also the area of calf management that can most markedly affect overall calf performance.  Every producer should periodically evaluate their colostrum management program to determine if improvements can be made.  New research has also contributed to improved knowledge of the importance of colostrum

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