“We operate a 2,000 cow dairy which requires a large crew of employees to run smoothly. There are six people who work on the herd team who will be involved in a newborn calf’s care within the first 24 hours.
We purchased the ColoQuick to have a proper protocol for managing colostrum and reduce opportunity for error during feeding.
Since implementing the system, we have used it with 700 calves, we have noticed a huge difference in survivability. Our total blood proteins went from an average of 5.2 before the system to today’s average of 6.2.
The system will pay for itself within the first year.
I like the disposable bags, that way we don’t have to wash them. Yes, it ads an expense, but if a calf doesn’t justify a $2-$3 expense, we shouldn’t be in the dairy business.”