A natural alternative to colostrum for feeding when maternal colostrum is unavailable or in short supply.
Calf Volostrum has become particularly popular with beef suckler and dairy herds and should be part of the essential supplies on every unit.
Features and Benefits
- Highly digestible source of energy
- Consistent quantity and quality guaranteed
- Hygienic, easy to use individual pack
- 2 year shelf life
- Vital stand-by
- Independently tested
|Comparison to Cow Colostrum
||1.4 Litre Feed of
Volac Calf Volostrum
|1.4 Litre Feed
Royal Veterinary College controlled trials
In a controlled trial, 150 calves were divided into three groups. Group 1 suckled colostrum from the cow for up to 24 hours after birth, Group 2 were given both colostrum and Volac Calf Volostrum and Group 3 were given Volac Calf Volostrum only.
Results showed that the calves given Volac Calf Volostrum were as healthy and viable as calves in the other two groups. Indeed weight gains to 6 weeks exceeded those for calves given colostrum only: conclusive proof that Calf Volostrum supplies complete protection and energy.
Commercial farm trials
Approximately 750 calves were involved in trials on 40 commercial farms in the UK and Ireland, covering a wide range of breeds and management systems. The trials clearly showed Volac Calf Volostrum to be an effective alternative to colostrum. Farmers commented both on the product’s ease of use and that the Volostrum-fed calves looked healthier and livelier.
Calf Volostrum is available in 450g pouches and tubs containing 20 x 225g sachets.
Please phone us free on 0800 919808, or contact your Volac Business Manager (Click here for details) for further information and details of your local stockist.