Antibodies in the colostrum are a decisive factor for the future milk yield of a heifer calf
The calf is born without antibodies, so the antibodies in the colostrum constitute the calf’s defense against disease in the first weeks after calving, until the calf’s own production of antibodies is established.
Colostrum is vital both for health and rapid growth during the first months of the calf’s life. Trials have shown a direct connection between optimized colostrum management and a higher milk yield later, due to the positive effect of the colostrum on the development of the heifer’s udder and later milk yield.
Trials have shown a direct connection between optimized colostrum management and a higher milk yield later
All sources predict a significant financial gain from optimized colostrum management, in which the most important factors are longer life spans amongst the cows and increased milk yield.
The coloQuick colostrum management system ensures that colostrum of the best quality can be given immediately after the calf is born, in a much faster and more convenient workflow than the usual procedure.