Colostrum is crucial for newborn farm animals. Calves are born with little or no immunity.
This first milk is packed with a huge amount of goodies, including anti bodies, anti-microbial factors and other active molecules including growth factors - designed to get a newborn through the critical first few days of life.
Colostrum provides anti bodies against infections the mother has been exposed to and secondly it stimulates the closing of the gut wall to prevent pathogens passing into the blood stream.
The stomach wall remains open up to 24 hours of age, but transfer is more limited as time progresses.
It is considered that 4 litres of good cow colostrum is required in the first hour to achieve adequate levels of antibody intake.
If the cows’ colostrum is not adequate, and approx 50% of the cows in any given herd do not produce high enough quality colostrum, then some form of supplement is required.
The risk of disease is also a concern on many farms with the increase in Johnnes disease becoming a problem many framers are using colostrum replacers to feed calves.
Britmilk’s colostrum replacer is not specific to any one individual farm however the colostrum is sourced from a wide range of high health status European farms which are free of EBL (Bovine Leucosis virus) which gives a broad spectrum cover.
Britmilk’s Calf colostrum is based on best quality milk powder, with dried colostrum containing specific proteins/antibodies.
Britmilk's Calf Colostrum is 18 % fat 41% Protein
It contains high levels of Polyclonal Antibodies which line the gut and work to create a barrier against many pathogenic organisms e.g. E.coli K99 salmonella, Corona virus Rotavirus and Typhimurium.
Probiotics to promote a health gut flora.
Vitamins + trace elements incl. A D3 E K B1 B2 B6 B12
1 X 200 gm sachet mixed with 2 litres water 38 oC per calf
Available in 1 kg tubs to supply 40 lamb feeds