Research has shown that dairy calves should be actively fed good quality colostrum as soon as possible after birth in order to benefit in the short and long term.
The flagship whole milk powder price index was up 2.9%, to US$2760/tonne.
The GDT price index rose 1.4% at the latest auction, following a 3% cent dip in the previous auction- which ended a run of price increases. WMP prices had dipped 3.8% in the previous auction.
The latest price rise could be attributed to supply concerns out of New Zealand; prolonged wet weather in the North Island is affecting milk production.
Ched index down 3.7%, average price US$3,290/MT
LAC index up 5.6%, average price US$780/MT
RenCas index down 4.5%, average price US$6,286/MT
SMP index down 0.3%, average price US$2,204/MT
WMP index up 2.9%, average price US$2,760/MT