Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Feed or Chill to 60F Within 30 Minutes

 Growing bacteria in colostrum is easy. 
 Cleaning is not easy but it hammers inoculation. 
 Within 30 minutes after colostrum comes out of the cow our goal should be to either feed it to a calf or chill to 60°. 
 Chilling in ice-water works well especially for containers of 4 quarts or less. 
 Chilling with containers of ice directly in the colostrum works well at the ratio of one part ice to four parts of colostrum. 

These are the key points in the June issue of the calf care persons newsletter. To go to the letter click HERE.


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