Using a colostrum bag to warm up and feed your colostrum is the fastest way to feed newborn calves. Feeding within 30 minutes after birth increases the passive immunity and reduces the frequency of scours in young calves.
The blood serum total protein, or passive immunity, can be best absorbed within the first 30 minutes of life. If it is not done properly, you will notice calf scours on your dairy between day 5 and 14 of a calf's life - a sure sign that the colostrum feeding failed.
Using a colostrum bag to store colostrum saves time and protects the colostrum from harmful bacteria that cause calf scours.
In a colostrum bag, the colostrum can be frozen for up to one year. The bag keeps a thin profile and aides in fast cooling and warming of colostrum reducing scour causing bacteria.
By pasteurizing your dairy colostrum inside the colostrum bag, you prevent contamination after pasteurization and the occurrence of calf scours.
To feed out of the colostrum bag, simply connect a tube feeder or a nipple feeder directly to the bag.
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