By: David Cook, Ph.D, Technical Service Manager, Milk Products, Inc.
A clean, convenient, consistent alternative
Maternal colostrum is an important source of nutrients and immune factors; however, it can also represent one of the earliest exposures of dairy calves to infectious agents. Harvesting and administering high-quality colostrum requires diligence, regular decision-making and ongoing training for everyone involved in the process on a dairy. In the course of every freshening, there are multiple opportunities to damage the integrity of colostrum before it reaches the calf. First Day Formula® CR colostrum replacer is derived from maternal colostrum and provides 150 Grams of IgG with every feeding. Compared to colostrum, First Day Formula® CR colostrum replacer is convenient and provides consistency in the following areas: