HeadStart

Products HeadStart

FOR SALE IN CANADA

INDICATIONS

  • To replace or supplement maternal colostrum as an aid in the treatment of Failure of Passive Transfer (FPT) in newborn calves.
  • HeadStart® has a high % IgG and is intended for calves needing extra immunity.
  • HeadStart® is a natural bovine colostrum powder that is rich in colostral fat, a critical early source of energy for newborn calves.
  • HeadStart® may be used to supplement or completely replace maternal colostrum.
  • HeadStart® is made only from natural, premium quality bovine colostrum. It is an excellent source of IgG (over 85% in the form
    of IgG1), colostral fat, growth factors, and nutrients needed to improve calf survival, health, growth, and long term performance.
  • HeadStart® is not a manufactured formula based on whey, eggs, vegetable fats or other ingredients not naturally found in colostrum.
INGREDIENTS
Bovine Colostrum
TYPICAL ANALYSIS (PER BAG)
Bovine IgG(60g) 27%
Crude Protein62%
Crude Fat14%
Reconstituted Volume0.9 L
IMPORTANT PRODUCT FACTS
UPC CODE892899000014
Quantity Per Bag225 grams
Quantity Per Case25 bags
Quantity Per Pallet48 cases or 1200 bags

FEEDING RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Mix the powder with water (43 to 49°C) and feed within 2 hours of birth. Calves should receive a second feeding of colostrum within 8 hours.Feeding additional amounts provides health benefits and is recommended when calves are stressed or disease incidence is high. Consult your veterinarian.
  • The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association recommends feeding “colostrum equaling 10% of body weight [about 4 quarts for most
    Holstein calves] in the first 2 hours of life with target serum IgG of >10 mg/mL and total protein of >5.2 g/dL.”
  • These levels can be achieved when completely replacing maternal colostrum at the recommended levels.
  • To achieve a replacement dose, newer industry standards suggest 150-200g IgG for optimal calf performance.
  • If supplementing, feed a minimum of 50g IgG in addition to sufficient maternal colostrum to target a similar overall mass of IgG. If maternal colostrum is very poor quality, supplement with higher levels of IgG in addition to maternal colostrum.

TO COMPLETELY REPLACE MATERNAL COLOSTRUM

Choose the feeding level that achieves the desired levels of immunity for your calves.

Feed 2-3 bags of HeadStart

# of packagesAmount IgG FedAmount Water
2 bags120 g5 cups
3 Bags180 g7.5 cups

TO SUPPLEMENT MATERNAL COLOSTRUM

Feed in addition to available maternal colostrum.

Feed 1-2 bags of HeadStart

# of packagesAmount IgG FedAmount Water
1 bag60 g2.5 cups
2 Bags120 g5 cups