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LifeStart Themes

Metabolic Programming
Glucose metabolism
Role of fat in calf nutrition
Lactobalance, hydration, and osmoregulation
Most LifeStart science articles on this site relate to a particular stage of the life of a calf or dairy cow. However, some general themes are not related to a particular stage of life. For a full understanding of LifeStart science, please review the information related to the 4 themes above:

Latest LifeStart studies

Colostrum Management
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Relation between colostrum characteristics and colostrum quality measured with a Brix refractometer
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Calves included in the Kempenshof trial had an improved growth as a result of a LifeStart feeding schedule
Weaning strategies
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Gradual weaning improves the growth of dairy calves
Calf to heifer
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A LifeStart calf feeding schedule in dairy calves reduces the age at first pregnancy and first calving