The COLOSTROMETER™ is a practical field method for the rapid determination of colostrum quality prior to feeding the newborn calf. This simple field method helps insure the successful transfer of immunity.

Quality Control Program: A quality control program can be instituted program that starts with vaccinating dams, properly collecting, assessing & storing colostrum, and ends with feeding newborn calves the proper volume and quality of colostrum at optimal times. Colostrum that does not measure-up may be separated and feed to older calves that have already been given an initial dosage of high quality colostrum.

Timely Results: One of the primary reasons the COLOSTROMETER™ has become such a valuable tool to dairyman, is that it allows the timely feeding of only high quality colostrum to newborn calves during their optimal absorption time frame of not more than 24 hours after birth.

Volume Versus Quantity: An adequate amount of antibodies (Ig) must be absorbed by the newborn calf within 24 hours of birth in order to ensure the calf has received adequate protective levels.

Two factors are responsible for determining the quantity of Ig available to the calf: 1. Concentration of Ig in the colostrum 2. Volume of colostrum available. Between these two factors, the newborn calf should be fed between 150 to 200 grams of Ig within the first 24 hours.

The COLOSTROMETER™ provides the dairyman with the ability to assess the quality of the colostrum by measuring the quantity of antibodies present. If the colostrum sample registers in the green zone, or between 140 to 50 mg/ml, then a total volume between about 1.5 liters (1.5 quarts) to 3 liters (3 quarts) should be fed to the new born calf, respectively, to achieve a total of at least 150 grams of Ig.

Key Features

  • Removes the guess work from colostrum feeding

  • Suggests a minimum volume of colostrum necessary

  • Identifies colostrum that should not be fed to newborn calves

  • A color coded scale for quick determination of colostrum quality


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