Skip to Content

Colostrum Pasteurizing

Three ways to improve newborn hygiene (Golden Calf for Progressive Dairyman)

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

A couple of weeks ago, I trained employees at a mid-size dairy farm. The place was well-run and the calf feeder had full support and trust of the farm owner. The guy liked his calves and cared about doing a good job. What surprised me about the farm was the lack of immediate hygiene. When…
Continue Reading »

Are milk and colostrum even related? (Golden Calf for Progressive Dairyman)

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

“That depends,” you say. “Are you talking about comparing the two liquids or whether colostrum feeding affects future production?” “Both,” I say. Comparing colostrum to milk components Colostrum is notorious for containing high levels of immunoglobulins. At 85 to 90 percent, the most prevalent one is immunoglobulin G (IgG), a large Y-shaped protein produced by…
Continue Reading »

2012 World Ag Expo: Top new products for 2012 (Progressive Dairyman)

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

coloQuick Marketed by Golden Calf Company LLC Booth FCDC 6331 See updates and new accessories available for the coloQuick colostrum thawing and pasteurization system as we revisit this previously featured New Technology in our next issue of Progressive Dairyman. We first wrote about this system in March 2011. Since then the article has received more than 150 unique…
Continue Reading »

Up your colostrum game with thawing unit (Progressive Dairyman)

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

Studies have shown significant benefits of a proper colostrum- feeding protocol. These represent the need to rapidly thaw and feed 4 liters/quarts of high-quality colostrum within 30 minutes after a calf is born. For farms wanting to use their own colostrum, getting a fresh cow milked, or banked colostrum thawed, in that amount of time…
Continue Reading »