ColostroStart colostrum bags make colostrum milk management easy and give your new-born calves the correct start in life.
Delivering up to four litres of colostrum ‘gold’ (measuring BRIX 22+ on a refractometer) within the first twelve hours of life is crucial in meeting calves’ immunoglobulin (IgG) and nutrient needs and ensuring that calves develop and strengthen their immunity from birth.
A 2015 NZ study found that over 95% of farms were feeding substandard colostrum to their calves. If the Cows colostrum is of low quality (e.g., in heifers), the amount produced insufficient, or the new-born calf does not feed well, the calf is ten times more likely to become sick or die. Therefore, it is recommended that a store of frozen colostrum ‘gold’ be created so that this can be quickly sourced and delivered and is essential for the further development and production potential of each animal entering your herd.
These Colostrostart 4L aluminium bags are easily filled with a funnel and allow the milk to be laid flat for a quick freeze and quick thaw (pasteurisation optional) without issue. Each bag can be written on to show, Cow (Dam), Date and Quality.
To administer the colostrum, simply screw on the teat or drencher probe. Each ColostroStart bag has a comfortable handle for easy handling and delivery.
Set of 10 contains: 10x bags, 1x teat, 1x drench probe.
Note: ColostroStart Bags can be reused several times with careful cleaning, but the number of re-uses depends on the user care. To remove milk residue, use hot water and let the bag dry vertically so any moisture can evaporate or run out.
Optional, washable shoulder feeding bag (224528) also available for purchase.