LambGro/KidGro - CANADA
30 Molaro Place
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Phone: (+1) 866-242-3185
(toll free in Canada and the USA)
Phone: (+1) 306-242-3185
Fax: (+1) 306-373-5766
Effective colostrum management practices include the timely feeding of adequate volumes of clean colostrum with a broad spectrum of protective antibodies. This goal can be achieved by the careful selection, pooling and heat treatment of maternal colostrum harvested on farm or by the use of a standardized commercial colostrum product that is licensed as a veterinary biologic.
An often overlooked contribution of colostrum and good colostrum management practices is the role of colostrum in ensuring biosecurity and preventing disease transmission from dam and the environment to the newborn calf. Practices around parturition and newborn calf management presents the first and greatest disease transmission opportunity on a dairy operation.
Welfare of food animals is a rapidly growing factor in consumer selection of their meat and dairy products. Deficient colostrum feeding practices can lead to significant suffering of the young calf. Adequate colostrum feeding will not only ensure the welfare of your calves, but also improve the marketability of your animals.
In pre-weaned dairy calves, inclusion of a colostrum replacer powder to the milk replacer for 14 days showed positive results in reducing incidence of diarrhea, respiratory disease, depression and umbilical disease. Use of antibiotics was significantly less for those receiving the colostrum replacer supplement.
Most of SCCL's products are designated as "Veterinary Biologics". This important classification ensures that our products meet the highest regulatory standards placed upon colostrum products globally.
The single, most important meal a calf will consume in its lifetime is the first feeding of colostrum. Knowing when and how to intervene are the first steps for ensuring a productive calf.
How much is failure of passive transfer costing your operation? An economic model estimates the value of lost opportunity that could be capitalized on if colostrum feeding practices are improved.
Use of antibiotics in agriculture is an added cost to the producer and growing concern to consumers. Feeding a colostrum replacer product may reduce the need for antibiotic treatments in pre-weaned calves.
Fostering the neonatal calf through the initial 4 weeks of life by adapting a calf rearing protocol to some of the latest nutritional, environmental and health recommendations will cater specifically to the needs of calves 1 – 4 weeks of age, and help give your calves the best start right from the start.