Storing excess colostrum


Livestock Farmer
Northern Ireland
In block calving herds it seems to be quite common in NZ to store day 2/3 milk after calving prior to it being ok to be enter the bulk tank for sale. This milk is then fed back to the calves a few weeks later after the majority have calved and the calf demand is greater than the supply of non saleable milk. Aside from the johnes risk do many people do it?

the ’once a day farmer’ on Youtube had a video of his setup. Just a plastic tank, no cooling or agitation.

Dead Rabbits

Yeah kind of do it here at times. Don’t have enough storage to do a significant amount it needs to be clean milk to clabber correctly. No mastitis or antibiotic milk can go in it or it spoils rather than clabbers.

I don’t like feeding it to younger ones unless you dilute it a lot 4-6 weeks+ they do great.

Some will keep all milk and add hot water and powder to it to heat it up and stretch out the store.

Green Grass

We have an ibc with plaster stirrer on timer switch for aggatation. Put some yoghurt in it to start. Only day 2+ colostrum goes in, no mastitis treated milk. Probably put 300 liters a day through it at peak to feed beef calves. Then as above sometimes feed it whole cold or half n half with powder.


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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...