"Volostrum doesn’t contain antibodies which might be required by a calf."
The above statement has been accepted in Scottish law to be true and has been used to prosecute a farmer. It was made by Procurator Fiscal David Howdle during the trial against Daniel Quinn on 17 November 1997.
It is however an intentional lie and one the Crown Office are more than willing to perpetuate as shown in Deputy Crown Agent, Bill Gilchrist’s letter of 10 October 2003. Mr Gilchrist states “It is not clear, whether, Volostrum is an adequate substitute for colostrum” and he goes on to state that “it does not contain the required antibodies which might be required by a calf’.