Colostrum is the cornerstone of calf health and Penn State University has developed a tool to help you conduct a detailed evaluation of this critical feed and some of the factors affecting calf health.

The tool is an Excel spreadsheet that automates the calculations of apparent efficiency of absorption, blood IgG levels, and the amount of colostrum needed by calves. It is designed to allow you to experiment with and investigate factors related to IgG absorption.

Download the trouble-shooting colostrum management guide .

Access the Excel spreadsheet.