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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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Better colostrum, better calves

2017-02-08 10:55:18| Beef

A cows diet during the last third of her pregnancy is critical not only for calf development, but also for the creation of high quality colostrum. Give your calves the best start possible by placing cows and heifers on a high plane of nutrition during the last few months of pregnancy.

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4 steps for properly tube feeding colostrum in first 24 hours

2016-03-30 01:06:53| Beef

Tube feeding a newborn calf can be tricky. Here are four tips to avoid trouble when administering colostrum through a tube and ensuring the long-term health and survival of the calf. Content Classification:  Curated BEEF Daily read more

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