Effect of a plasma-derived colostrum replacement feeding program on adult performance and longevity in Holstein cows.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To evaluate longevity, milk production, and breeding performance in adult Holstein cows fed either a plasma-derived commercial colostrum replacer (CR) or raw bovine maternal colostrum (MC) at birth. DESIGN Randomized controlled clinical trial. ANIMALS 497 heifer calves born in 12 commercial dairies located in Minnesota and Wisconsin… (More)
DOI: 10.2460/javma.236.11.1230

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