Contents tagged with Colostrum

7 January 2020

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and Dr Alexander Corbishley, a senior lecturer in farm animal health at the University of Edinburgh, for a webinar looking at the prevalence of and risk factors for poor colostrum antibody absorption in suckled calves. Research from the University of Edinburgh has shown that one in three British suckler calves would benefit from improving the amount of antibodies absorbed from colostrum. Calves rely on the transfer of antibodies from the cow via her colostrum within the first few hours of life to provide protection from disease. When insufficient antibodies are absorbed, calves are at serious risk of disease during the pre-weaning period and are more likely to need antibiotic treatment.

20 December 2019

Making suckler cow systems more profitable through grazing management

31 October 2019

The importance of colostrum intake by the calf and best practice guidelines for after care

31 October 2019

Feeding to optimise body condition during pregnancy and the production cycle is closely related to calving ease and the health of the cow and calf

14 February 2019

An AHDB Beef & Lamb Webinar

13 August 2018

Colostrum is produced following farrowing. It contains essential antibodies (immunoglobulins) for the health of the newborn piglet; antibodies kill bacteria and viruses. Piglets are born with very few protecting antibodies and rely on colostrum to defend against bacteria and viruses.

13 August 2018

Piglets need warmth after birth as energy reserves to produce body heat are limited. They are also born with no immunity so need colostrum soon after birth a min 100ml per kg of birthweight within 16 hours is crucial to provide the energy, nutrients and antibodies to survive

13 June 2019

Around half of all beef in England is a product of the dairy herd. Improving the quality of these cattle can benefit the whole beef supply chain. This manual provides important information for dairy farmers wanting to grow and finish their own calves and beef producers purchasing dairy-bred calves