We know that it is essential that all calves receive sufficient, quality colostrum within 6 hours of birth.
With dairy calves, it is relatively easy to keep a stock of frozen colostrum on hand. However, on suckler units colostrum management can be tricky as it isn’t possible to know how much a calf has had. Most beef cow colostrum is relatively high in antibodies compared to dairy cows but can be low in energy. XLVets have developed a unique colostrum replacer which can be given alongside the mother’s own milk to boost energy intake. This is particularly important after an assisted calving or caesarean when the calf isn’t always quick to stand and start sucking.
Double XL Premium Calf Colostrum supplement is handy and easy to use. It comes in a 2l milk bottle and contains 400gms of premium colostrum which is guaranteed BVD and Johne’s free. Just add warm water and shake well. Suitable for bottle or tube feeding. Feed within 6 hours of birth for optimum results. Also suitable as a supplement for dairy calves if no frozen colostrum is available.