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Eric V., 3000+ cows, Maurice, IA

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Dykstra Dairy is a family-owned Dairy located now in Maurice, IA. The Dairy/family relocated from southern California about 20 years ago, to the North West and has a current herd size of approximately 3000 cows   They purchased their first colostrum system (a Maxx 8 system), from the Golden Calf Company back in 2012. Today they…
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UW/US Dairy Forage Research Center, Prairie du Sac, WI

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The UW/US Dairy Forage Research Center in Wisconsin has been using the 2 Cartridge Colostrum Pasteurize/Thaw Unit since 2012, along with the Colostrum Bank, and more recently our disposable, Snap-In tube feeders that we began making right here in Wisconsin just about a year ago. The USDFRC at Prairie du Sac, WI research farm consists of…
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Alaina M., 3000+ cows, Richmond, MN

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Twin Spruce Farm started in 1989 with 33 cows and 48 acres. Arnie and Kris, along with their family have made many expansions throughout the years. In 2017 the calving barn/IVF center was built. In 2018 the second milking site was purchased in Perham MN. By Christmas 2020 all construction in Perham was completed. All…
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Jon Q, 1300 cows, Lisbon, ND

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“Taking pride in the Health of our Calves.” Jon’s Dairy takes pride in the quality and cleanliness of their colostrum in order to ensure the best practices for healthy calves. This Family run Dairy has been in operation for over 70 years. Along with Jon; his father, mother, brother, uncle and two cousins are involved…
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Is the Collection and Storage of Colostrum Your Missing Link?

Posted by Laura Stensberg

We have talked a lot about the importance of feeding colostrum and the importance of pasteurization, but we haven’t really discussed the importance of how that colostrum is collected and how it is stored. By now, we all know that those first few hours of a calf’s life are the most critical. Being born without…
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