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Posted by GoatWorld on March 28, 2002 at 23:02:02:
Has been a very busy week and I've literally been beaten and kicked silly by all the cattle I'm milking. Oh well. Learning what and what not to do when I build that big Pfalzbot Dairy Goat Milk Barn.
I think I mentioned last week that I would soon be adding a couple of colostrum products - just in case they are ever needed and you have no fresh colostrum available. I received my first batch today so I wanted to write down all the particulars for you to look at and compare with anything else you may be using. Plus, if I type it here, I can easily copy and paste it to the web page I need to create for it.
Okay, here's everything about this particular product: soluble colostrum powder.
Soluble Colostrum Powder, Net Contents: 18 ounces
A nutritional product for newborn calves, sheep and goats which contains a source of live (viable) naturally occuring microorganisms.
Directions for use: Administer to new born calves as soon as possible after birth: One teaspoonful in milk or milk replacer**. Continue administration of product as long as calves are on milk replacer or milk.
Guaranteed Minimum Analysis:
Vitamin A - not less than 5500 I.U./tsp
Vitamin D3 - not less than 2750 I.U./tsp
Vitamin E - not less than 2.75 I.U./tsp
Lactic acid producing microorganism 5 x 109/tsp.
Equal number or each.
Ingredients: Lactobacillus acidolphus fermentation product dehydrated. Lactobacilus casei fermentation product dehydrated, Bifido Bacterium bifidis fermentation product dehydrated, dried milk colostrum, Vitamin A acetate (stability improved), d-activated animal sterol source of Vitamin D3 (d alpha tocopherol acetate) source of Vitamin E, calcium carbonate, rice mill by-product and dextrose.
Manufactured in Savannah Missouri.
** The label actually does indicate for use in goats. The actual dry colostrum ingredient is taken from cows, goats and sheep - not just cows. The way that this product "should" ideally be used is to obtain fresh CAE free goat milk and mix the soluble colostrum powder with the milk. Warm to approximately 100 degrees F before feeding and let cool to a warm touch on the back of your hand. If you are administering to a lamb or calve - you would of course substitute sheep or cow milk. In the even you do not have goat milk available, I would recommend mixing with the milk replacer (there is an article on this in the articles section) or a colostrum supplement product. Regular milk can and often does cause scours to begin. This product will satisfy the newborns kids immediate colostrum needs.
My introductory price on this particular product will be $15.00 which includes standard shipping or $17.50 which includes Priority Mail to most North American locations - If you are in Canada, I will have to check pricing and customs on this type of product.
Hopefully I will have the bolus version available very soon. Please keep in mind, I'm not trying to make a hard or soft sell here but I know that there are times when we find out our does just don't have enough colostrum to go around. Hopefully this product will keep that problem from beinga problem.
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