Practical guides, tools and factsheetsVolume Number January 1, 2017

Quick reference card calf requirements

Fiche Besoin du veau

It has often been said that calves needed 4 liters of colostrum, but in fact, they need 200 g of antibodies (IgG) in the first colostrum meal. This meal should ideally be served within one hour after birth. Make sure to evaluate the quality of your colostrum with the appropriate tool and to estimate the antibody intake according to the results presented in this chart.