New Calf Note discusses bacteria in colostrum

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A new Calf Note, #163, is now available. The article discusses the results of two studies of colostrum management on dairies in the U.S. The studies address the issue of microbial contamination of colostrum.

“Each study suggests that we can and need to do much better in caring for our colostrum microbial quality,” says Calf Notes author Jim Quigley.

“Producers should take some time to develop written colostrum handling protocols – particularly in relation to how it is collected and how and when it should be refrigerated or frozen,” Quigley says.

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