Colostrum and calf serum IgG concentrations on commercial pasture-based Irish dairy farms

John Barry, Eddie Bokkers, I.J.M. de Boer, E. Kennedy

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Abstract

Measuring colostrum quality on commercial farms is essential, as its quality has a large influence on calf welfare. Although data from commercial Irish dairy farms shows large within, and between, farm variability in colostrum quality high blood serum IgG concentrations were found among calves on farms. This indicates colostrum management standards are good, which contributes to good welfare.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2018
Event10th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores (ISNH)2018: Herbivore nutrition supporting sustainable intensification and agro-ecological approaches - Polydome congress center, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Duration: 2 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
https://symposium.inra.fr/isnh2018

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores (ISNH)2018
CountryFrance
CityClermont-Ferrand
Period2/09/186/09/18
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