Colostrum – Part 1:  Strategies to improve yield

Colostrum plays a critical function in the survival and growth of newborn piglets, especially in highly prolific sows, by providing immune protection, energy, and hydration.

An often overlooked, but important component for improving piglet performance and survival is maximizing colostrum yield. CRAIGE ALLAN* discusses management factors influencing colostrum production.

What is colostrum?

Colostrum is the ‘first milk’ produced during the hours immediately precedi...

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