Evaluation of on-farm tools for colostrum quality measurement.

  title={Evaluation of on-farm tools for colostrum quality measurement.},
  author={A L Bartier and M Claire Windeyer and Lorraine Doepel},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={98 3},
The objectives of this study were to determine the immunoglobulin G (IgG) content of colostrum on Alberta dairy farms and to determine which on-farm tool, the colostrometer or the Brix refractometer, was more highly correlated with IgG content as determined by radial immunodiffusion (RID). Colostrum samples (n=569) were collected between February and July 2012 from 13 commercial dairy farms in central Alberta, with herds ranging in size from 60 to 300 lactating cows. Immunoglobulin G content… CONTINUE READING
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