Plan to protect colostrum with vaccinations

Providing a calf gets sufficient quantity of high-quality colostrum as early as possible after birth there are a number of calf-hood diseases that can be managed or prevented. Photo by Supplied

Drying-off cows is not only a time for the cow’s udder to rest and recover but it is also an ideal time to prepare the cow’s immune system to produce colostrum with specific antibodies to protect the next calf.

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