Five reasons to preserve colostrum:

Five reasons to preserve colostrum:
1. Calves prefer fresh colostrum and find it more palatable than old stinky stuff

2. Antibodies in colostrum are important for passive immunity in newborn calves and decline rapidly in room temperature stored colostrum.

3. Antibodies in colostrum are also important to protect against infection at the gut level in older calves (although they won’t be absorbed into the bloodstream in calves more than 24 hours old)

4. Bacterial growth in colostrum prevents antibody absorption in calves

5. Bacterial proliferation in colostrum is unhygienic and leads to rapid spoiling

Date Added: Thursday, 28th July 2016