The main purpose – to have an adequate supply of frozen and high-quality product.
1. Store up colostrum only from cows of the second lactation and more.
2. Store up colostrum from fresh cows only when there is a shortage.
3. Carefully prepare the udder and teats of the cow for the first milking.
4. Milk the cow no later than 6 hours after calving.
5. Collect the first colostrum in a dry, clean container.
6. Do not store up colostrum with blood, from cows with mastitis and leukemia.
7. Check colostrum for immunoglobulins using a colostrometer according to the Colostrometer Operation protocol.
8. Colostrum, which is definitely of high quality, pour into clean, disinfected 1.0 – 1.5 liters. plastic bottles. Do not mix colostrum from different cows in the same bottle.
9. Attach a sticker or marker to each bottle: cow number, date of filling and immunoglobulin level.
10. Enter the stored colostrum data in the Colostrum Freeze Log.
11. Place the labeled colostrum bottles in the -18⁰C freezer.
12. Use frozen colostrum according to the First Colostrum Feeding of Calves and Second Colostrum Feeding of Calves.