Colostrum System Components
Calf Hero™ Colostrum Bags
New Calf Hero™ Colostrum Bags from Golden Calf Company. Made in America, easily feed with either tube feeder or nipple. Available in three sizes 2L pink, 3L black, and 4L blue. Each colostrum bag has designated space to write colostrum quality, date of collection, and even calf date of birth, and feeding time to keep a complete record of your colostrum feeding. A convenient handle makes it easy to feed directly out of the bag.
The cartridge (or case) stores the colostrum bag. The cartridge simplifies colostrum handling. It makes it easier to fill the colostrum bag using the fill station. The colostrum cartridge ensures easy fit inside the Calf Hero™ pasteurizers. The holes and the structure inside the cartridge ensures maximum flow of warm water across the surface of the colostrum bag during both pasteurizing and thawing.
Freezing is the best way to store colostrum. Storage inside a cartridge enables faster cooling, because individual bags are kept apart, and the colostrum is shaped in a thin layer.
You can markup each cartridge with date and quality on the writing plate.
The Colostrum Management concept is based on the establishment of a colostrum bank in a freezer. Our unique Calf Hero Colostrum Bank features a digital thermostat that allows you to adjust temperature exactly to a degree anywhere from -35°F up to 40°F.
Automatic defrost and twin-turbo fans ensure the correct temperature every time. The fans provide maximum air movement between the colostrum from top to bottom. This colostrum bank gives you the best chilling of colostrum to your desired temperature every time.
Colostrum Filling Station
Place your filling station in the parlor, so that colostrum is immediately put into a new sterile bag. The filling station supports the cartridge holding the colostrum bag. The filling station is sized exactly to 4 liters (1 gallon) to assure proper filling of the colostrum bag. You can mount it on the wall or it can stand on the floor.
Immediately after collecting colostrum, test the quality with a refractometer. Label the cartridge and place the colostrum into the Colostrum Bank. Studies show that as much as 50% of colostrum is not of the quality that should be fed to newborns. By testing the quality of your colostrum before storing it in your colostrum bag, you can assure that you feed the best quality to your newborn heifers and you feed the lower quality on a second feeding or to your bull calves. How to use a dairy refractometer…
Stainless Steel Esophageal Tube Feeder or Nipple Assembly
Once colostrum is warmed up and ready to feed, simply attach a hose with the stainless steel esophageal tube feeder or the nipple.
Feeding newborn calves can be challenging, that’s why the ColoQuick Colostrum Management System provides you with tools to make it faster and easier. Enabling you to be able to handle the calf with both hands makes it possible to feed the calf faster and in a more gentle way. Calf welfare tools for feeding
To give you the best possible control when feeding calf colostrum for the first time, we provide you with straps and a backpack. The green colostrum cartridge can be placed in a backpack and put on your back freeing up both of your hands to handle the calf. The backpack is insulated to keep the colostrum at the perfect temperature even during winter.