Colostrum Gives New-Born Calves the Right Start

Colostrum Gives New-Born Calves the Right Start

Gary DiGiuseppe

The Cattleman

With the high value of calves, the nutrition of the cow and her calf should be of utmost importance. Dr. David Hutcheson, animal nutritionist and consultant with Animal Agricultural Consulting in Scroggins, says the period during calving and the following 90 days is critical for both the cow and calf. The calf will require consumption of colostrum from the cow immediately after birth, and as quickly as possible.

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