for Newborn Dairy Calves
Lifeline Protect™ provides supplemental colostrum for newborn dairy calves. This product is designed to be fed to newborn calves within 24 hours of birth in addition to maternal colostrum to provide additional immune system and nutritional support. This product is a colostrum supplement for calves, not a colostrum replacer for orphaned calves. (We also offer colostrum replacement products).
For best results, the manufacturer recommends administering 2 full feedings of Lifeline® Protect™(2 full boxes of Lifeline) to each newborn calf. Administer one feeding within 2 hours of birth and the second feeding 8-12 hours later.
One feeding provides
- 50 grams of Globulin Protein
- 40% Crude Protein
- 20% Fat Essential
- Nutrients formulated especially for Beef Calves
- Mixes in approximately 60 seconds.
- Easy to feed - simply mix with 1 ½ quarts of warm water.
Administer with a feeding bottle or esophageal feeder.
Information from the APC Lifeline Protect™ Website
Lifeline Protect™ Dairy is formulated with added fat and carbohydrates that provide the burst of energy dairy calves born in harsh conditions need to stand and suckle on their own. Fed in addition to maternal colostrum, Protect™ Dairy also provides 50 grams of globulin protein, plus essential nutrients for an optimal start.
For best results, Protect™ Dairy should be fed within the first 24 hours following birth. T
Newborn calves are particularly prone to disease because they are essentially defenseless against bacteria, viruses and other pathogens in the environment. That is why newborn calves depend on receiving quality colostrum within the first 24 hours of life. Several factors affect the calf’s ability to absorb essential globulin proteins (IgG), such as: the quality of the colostrum, age at first feeding, level of stress, exposure to bacterial contamination and weather. Health, Immunity, Pathogenic Exposure, Intestinal and respiratory infections are responsible for most morbidity and mortality in young calves. Health is a balance between the animal’s ability to resist disease causing pathogens and the level of pathogens in the calf’s environment. Therefore, when the calf’s ability to resist pathogens (immunity) is greater than the level of exposure, the calf is more likely to remain healthy.
Lifeline has a number of informational videos depicting the best way to use and administer their products. Visit their website at www.watchthemthrive.com