Nationwide evaluation of quality and composition of colostrum on dairy farms in the United States.

@article{Morrill2012NationwideEO,
  title={Nationwide evaluation of quality and composition of colostrum on dairy farms in the United States.},
  author={Kimberly M. Morrill and Emery D Conrad and Alfonso Lago and John Campbell and Jim Quigley and Howard Tyler},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 7},
  pages={3997-4005}
}
The objective of this study was to characterize the quality of maternal colostrum (MC) fed to newborn dairy calves in the United States and identify the proportion of MC that meets industry standards for IgG concentration and total plate count (TPC). Samples of MC (n=827) were collected from 67 farms in 12 states between June and October 2010. Samples were collected from Holsteins (n=494), Jerseys (n=87), crossbred (n=7), and unidentified dairy cattle (n=239) from first (n=49), second (n=174… CONTINUE READING