“There is an old Chinese saying that habits and traditions will make you blind to mistakes,” says Peng Ji of the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, N.Y. “This motto was the first thing that jumped into my mind when I recently read several articles that challenge our routine practices and traditional concepts regarding colostrum management,” Ji writes in an article in the June 2012 Miner Farm Report.

In the article, Ji discusses recent research findings involving esophageal feeders and colostrum from first-lactation heifers. The discussion challenges you to think about changing some of your colostrum-management habits.  

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Source: June 2012 Miner Farm Report