rockridgecattle":1m63583f said:Note, that dairy colostrum has quanity but not quality. And beef quality but not quanity.
What that means is, it takes more dairy colostrum to make up the required Ig than beef. It is more diluted for lack of a better word
rockridgecattle":u2qgf26e said:Check with your vet HD. When they measure the colostrum they have seen that dairies colostrum is more on quanity of milk than colostrum. It takes more dairy colostrum to make up the required Ig. Beef colostrum is denser. Thicker. Less litres to get the same Ig.
NOt that is it better or worse....just that dairy takes more per litre to get the same as a beef cow's
You can see it when you milk both animals and compare side by side.
Our vet regularly measures the quality, she has some kind of machine that you can bring the colostrum down to have it tested.
http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department ... ll/faq8021
go half way down there it talks breifly and mentions diferent IG concentration...that is what i am talking about...just did not have the right words.
Dairy is less concentrated thus needing more litres
beef is more concentrated thus needing less litres to get the same Ig
rockridgecattle":xl2h8qpc said:that cow tested postive for BVD PI right?
Do you really want to risk it? Colostrum sets the stage for what happens in life for that calf....?
rockridgecattle":30zlzdie said:one set of twins is not left and right. Unless you have alot more. But you probably have some good healthy ones too!!!
angus9259":2amhpjly said:rockridgecattle":2amhpjly said:one set of twins is not left and right. Unless you have alot more. But you probably have some good healthy ones too!!!
three live and three dead so far this season . . . and, yes, I am feeling sorry for myself . . . :lol:
but we digress. I have never found myself in need of colostrum (never had a dead cow from calving or a dumb sucker) except this year and could have used some real colostrum so I bought myself a milk pump to be ready for next time (it usually takes a loss to get me in gear).
so, can I get some colostrum from the cow whose twins just died until she dries up or is there a point even within the cow that it's too late?