Work package 2: Innovative methods for dairy calf rearing focusing on boosting the immune system

WP2 investigates the hypotheses that: 

  1. dairy calf rearing allowing mother-infant contacts improves cow and calf welfare, including health, without negative impacts on productivity, and
  2. enriched colostrum through feed supplements reduces disease susceptibility in calves.


Dr. Bruno Martin, INRA, Work package leader