Sav-A-Caf® Colostrum Supplement
Milk Products LLC

Description:
Sav-A-Caf® Colostrum Supplement provides a supplemental source of nutrients to dairy and beef replacement calves less than 4 days old that do not receive enough maternal colostrum.

NOTE ON NEWBORN CALF CARE: Ideally, a newborn calf should receive fresh colostrum from its own mother for the first 24 hours of life, before being fed milk replacer. Colostrum is the first milk from the cow following birth, providing nutrients, growth factors, and immune globulin proteins that are crucial to the health and growth of the calf. Colostrum must be fed as soon as possible after birth for maximum absorption of maternal antibodies in the newborn. If there is not enough high-quality colostrum available, refrigerated or frozen colostrum may be substituted. If no stored colostrum is available, use Sav-A-Caf® Colostrum Supplement according to package directions.

Features And Benefits:
• Made with easily absorbed bovine serum and high quality colostrum from state certified dairy herds.

• Contains 55 grams of globulin protein per pouch.

• High-energy formula provides a complete feeding of essential proteins, energy, vitamins and minerals.

• Formulated with MOS (mannan oligosaccharides) – probiotic complex sugar shown to support enteric health and immunoglobulin absorption.

• Highly fortified with 26 essential vitamins and minerals.

• Adequate intake of antibodies from colostrum results in:

1. Increased disease resistance.

2. Improved growth and health.

3. Reduced morbidity and mortality.

Ingredients:
Dried animal serum, dried whey protein concentrate, animal fat (preserved with BHA, BHT, citric acid & ethoxyquin), glycine, dextrose, dried whey, coconut oil, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, dried bovine colostrum, yeast primary dehydrated and brewer's dried yeast,

corn syrup solids, dried skimmed milk, sodium silico aluminate, artificial flavor, maltodextrin, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, ascorbic acid, choline chloride, magnesium sulfate, zinc proteinate, selenium yeast, brewer's dried yeast, DL-methionine, manganese proteinate, vitamin A supplement, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, cobalt proteinate, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin

supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), pyridoxine hydrochloride, silicon dioxide, folic acid, biotin.

Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude protein, minimum……………………………..…...….…..45.00%

Crude fat, minimum………………………..………………….….15.00%

Crude fiber, maximum………………………..…………….……...0.10%

Calcium, minimum………………………..…………………..……0.75%

Calcium, maximum……………………..…………………….……1.25%

Phosphorus, minimum………………………..…………………...0.70%

Lactose, maximum……………………….……………………….15.00%

Vitamin A, minimum……………………….………………..40,000 IU/lb

Vitamin D3, minimum……………………….………….…...10,000 IU/lb

Vitamin E, minimum……………………….………….……......250 IU/lb

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), minimum……………………....…300 mg/lb

Vitamin B12, minimum………………………..……………....0.15 mg/lb

Albumin protein, minimum………………………..…………...…25.00%

Globulin protein, minimum……………………….……………...12.00%

……………………….……55 grams per lb

Mixing And Feeding Directions:
If You Don’t Have Enough Colostrum:
Mix the entire contents of one pouch (16 ounces of dry powder) of Sav-A-Caf® Colostrum Supplement into 1-1/2 quarts of clean, warm colostrum (105° to 110° F). Mix thoroughly with a wire whisk until the powder is completely dissolved. If the solution is too thick to feed easily, mix in a small amount of warm water as needed. Feed the entire volume of solution as soon as possible after birth (within 2 hours if possible). Use an esophageal tube feeder if needed to ensure that the calf receives all of the solution. Provide a second feeding of colostrum 8 to 12 hours later, then begin feeding calf milk replacer starting on day two.

If You Don’t Have Any Colostrum:
Mix the contents of one pouch (16 ounces of dry powder) of Sav-A-Caf® Colostrum Supplement into 1-1/2 quarts of clean, warm water (105° to 110° F). Mix thoroughly with a wire whisk until the powder is completely dissolved. Feed the entire volume of solution as soon as possible after birth (within 2 hours if possible). Use an esophageal tube feeder if needed to ensure that the calf receives all of the solution. Provide a second feeding of Sav-A-Caf® Colostrum Supplement 6 to 8 hours later, then begin feeding calf milk replacer starting on day two.

Important - Every calf is an individual. Adjust the amounts fed according to the calf’s body weight and the environmental conditions – if you have a significant problem with calf scours on your farm it may be beneficial to feed more Colostrum Supplement than recommended above. Consult with your veterinarian if you have questions.

Storage And Shelf Life:
Store dry Sav-A-Caf® Colostrum Supplement powder in a tightly closed, waterproof container in a cool, dry place. Use within 6 months of manufacture whenever possible. Dry powder may be sealed in a waterproof, airtight container and stored in the freezer to extend shelf life. Feed mixed Colostrum Supplement solution immediately – do not store.

Newborn Calf Care:

Remove the bottle calf immediately after birth to a clean, well-bedded area away from the mother. Dry the calf, and then saturate the umbilical cord in a disinfectant solution. Feed colostrum as soon as possible after the calf is born.

Colostrum Collection And Storage:
Clean the cow’s udder thoroughly before milking and collect colostrum into a clean container. Chill unused colostrum immediately after collection to slow bacterial growth. If the mother’s colostrum is contaminated with blood, manure, or chunky material, or if it has been allowed to stand without refrigeration for more than 30 minutes, it should be thrown away and not fed. Discard refrigerated colostrum after 1 week, and frozen colostrum after 6 months. Warm cold or frozen colostrum gently over a warm water bath (excessive heat can damage the proteins).

Calf Starter And Water:
Provide fresh, clean water and high-quality calf starter to the calf free choice at all times. Dump and scrub feed and water pails at least 2 to 3 times per week or more often if they become contaminated with urine or manure.

Scours & Pneumonia:
For calves with scours (diarrhea), continue to feed milk replacer twice daily. Add 1 to 2 feedings of Sav-A-Caf® Electrolytes Plus™ in between milk replacer feedings to help maintain hydration. Consider switching from regular calf milk replacer to medicated Sav-A-Caf® Scours & Pneumonia

Treatment for 7-14 days to help treat bacterial scours or bacterial pneumonia. If your calf is showing signs of pneumonia or other respiratory disease, consult with your veterinarian.
NOTE: Dehydration from scours or other stress can be very serious. Contact your veterinarian if symptoms worsen or do not improve within a few days, or if the calf becomes visibly dehydrated.

Weaning:
Most healthy calves can be weaned from milk replacer at 8-12 weeks of age, provided they are in good physical condition and are consuming at least 2 pounds of a good quality calf starter each day. Do not offer hay or other forage until after the calf is weaned from milk replacer.

Helpful Conversions For Liquid Measure:
1/2 gallon = 2 quarts = 4 pints

The suggestions listed above are only suggestions and are not to be interpreted as a substitute for having a veterinarian or qualified animal nutritionist provide recommendations.



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