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Maximising colostrum intake at birth improves finishing performance

2018-05-09 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Pig Health Today discuss how colostrum intake can impact upon finishing performance and how to increase colostrum intake.

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2018-03-23 17:47:15| Cattle Today

With spring fast approaching, many of us are well into calving season. An awareness of potential post-calving complications and disorders can be helpful when preparing to deal with problems we may encounter in our beef herds. One frequent problem encountered during calving season is failure of passive transfer (FPT), which occurs when a newborn calf does not receive adequate colostrum.

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5 colostrum questions answered

2018-03-14 00:27:18| Beef

With calving season underway, here is the skinny on the importance of colostrum for newborn calves.

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Selection for puberty alters piglet colostrum intake and survival

2018-01-23 12:00:00| National Hog Farmer

Researchers at North Carolina State University evaluated the impact of divergent genetic selection for age at puberty on piglet colostrum intake and piglet quality.

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Hypor sows have highest colostrum production

2017-06-27 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Recent studies show that Hypor sows have the capability to produce large litters and achieve a higher weaning capacity due to the amount of colostrum that they produce. In studies by Ghent University, and Trouw Nutrition, the Hypor sows produced the most colostrum with the largest percentage of fat compared to other breeds of sows.

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