Colostrum System Components
This colostrum bag is specifically designed for storing colostrum for calves. The bag can hold up to 4 liters (1 gallon) of colostrum. It is designed so that the bag surface is as large as possible, yet allowing the bag to be very handy. This maximizes heat exchange from warm water to the frozen colostrum. And likewise, the freshly harvested colostrum can be cooled very quickly. Colostrum bags are disposable.
The cartridge or case stores the colostrum bag all the way from filling the bag, via the fill station, until feeding the calf. The holes and the structure inside the cartridge ensures maximum flow of warm water across the surface of the colostrum bag, when the cartridge is placed in the water bath.
You can identify 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.