A soluble concentrated acidic powder for addition to colostrum or milk to accelerate natural fermentation and enhance storage ability. NutriCare®Colostrum Keeper can also be used in whole milk, milk replacer or antibiotic milk to improve the clotting ability in the milk to enhance digestibility in young calves.
Recommended Dose Rate
1 gram per litre of fresh colostrum milk.
A 2kg pack will treat 2000 L.
Do not over-stir.
One level 15ml scoop measures approximately 14g of NutriCare® Colostrum Keeper. (Scoop enclosed)
One level 1/3cup measures approximately 80g.
Directions for Use
Store colostrum in clean stainless steel or plastic containers with loose fitting lids out of direct sunlight (less than 20°C). Cool fresh colostrum before adding NutriCare® Colostrum Keeper slowly while stirring. Use an automatic stirrer to stir stored colostrum twice daily (no longer than 5 minutes) to prevent a crust from forming.
To feed stored colostrum, warm the colostrum to encourage intake. Colostrum can be diluted with warm water (maximum 40°C) due to its higher feed value than whole milk. It is recommended to dilute at a rate of 2:1 (colostrum:warm water) when teaching calves to drink. Fresh or frozen colostrum must be used within a calf’s first 12 hours of life, as stored colostrum cannot provide newborn calves with passive immunity.