Collecting Colostrum

washing udder

Wash your hands before collecting colostrum.

Cleanly collect colostrum from the cow. Prepare the udder as you would for milking.

Clean teats and teat ends using a single cloth or towel as follows; strip, dip/wash, dry, and apply milking unit. If using a bucket milker, make sure the bucket, inflations and hoses are clean and in a state of good repair as these apparatuses can transfer bacteria to the teat canal.

Collect colostrum within 15 minutes of calving.