Do pasture-fed dairy cattle produce inferior colostrum, when compared to cows that are fed a healthy well balanced diet?
Successful U.S. Grade A dairies supply their cows a well balanced diet that includes multiple grain sources along with vitamin and mineral supplements. These diets definitely help to assure that the colostrum and milk produced is of the highest quality. We are not aware of any research claiming that pasture-fed cattle produce inferior colostrum. However, the possibility of environmental contaminants is a concern with pasture-fed cattle.