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UK to promote right use of colostrum

A promotional campaign to promote best practice on getting “quality, quantity and quickness” of colostrum is being launched in the UK. The aim is to further reduce the use of antibiotics in farm animals.

Farmers Weekly reports that the campaign underlines that responsible use of antibiotics starts with newborn calves, lambs and piglets receiving the right amount of colostrum within a couple of hours of birth, something all farmers have the potential to achieve.

Photo: Ruud Ploeg
Photo: Ruud Ploeg

Farmers and vets looking for more information should search for the #ColostrumIsGold hashtag on Twitter, or go to the FarmAntibiotics.org website to be signposted to useful tools, resources and case studies from 1 February.

Read the full story on Farmers Weekly.

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  • Russell Moore

    Here's a great article from Trouw Nutrition's Technical Manager, Dr Mark Little, on the importance of colostrum management in getting calves off to the best start - or as we say, LifeStart! Enjoy... https://goo.gl/zj7YVE

  • David Burch

    A very important and critical subject, especially for piglets too. Remember you can boost the sow's immunity and colostrum production by sow vaccination.

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