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Posted February 05. 2018 1:59PM

UNH says niacin kick for mom key to healthy milk for newborn calves

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U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., visits the University of New Hampshire Organic Dairy Research Farm in Lee in this 2016 file photo. (KIMBERLEY HAAS)

Peter Erickson and Kayla Aragona have been investigating ways to boost colostrum quality and subsequently replacement heifer health. These University of New Hampshire dairy researchers have discovered a significant, low-cost way to make it happen — bolster levels of immunoglobulin G, colostrum's main antibody.