Shoreview, Minn. [December 3, 2013] – Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products introduces Land O’Lakes® Colostrum Replacement for Kid Goats and Lambs. This new product is formulated to protect newborns from day one, setting them up to meet their full potential with reduced risk of disease transmission.
Land O’Lakes® Colostrum Replacement for Kid Goats and Lambs builds on the importance of colostrum. Colostrum, or the first milk of lactation, supplies protective antibodies concentrated as immunoglobulins (IgGs), to the newborn kid or lamb. These antibodies protect against environmental pathogens and can only be received by consuming colostrum or colostrum replacement.
Unfortunately, all colostrum is not created equal and may be damaging to a newborn’s future as it can transmit diseases including Ovine Progressive Pneumonia (OPP) in sheep and Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE) in goats. Land O’Lakes® Colostrum Replacement for Kid Goats and Lambs reduces the risk of disease transmission when fed in place of maternal colostrum. In addition, the product provides consistent levels of IgGs which are essential in protection of kids and lambs.
This consistency and protection capability is supported by a license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with Land O’Lakes Colostrum Replacement for Kid Goats and Lambs currently being the only product of its kind carrying this license. Every batch of Land O’Lakes Colostrum Replacement for Kid Goats and Lambs is tested by the USDA for acceptable passive transfer (transfer of protective antibodies to the kid or lamb) before it enters the marketplace.
“We are excited to bring this new tool to sheep and goat producers, because we believe it will benefit producers and the sheep and goat industries,” says Larry Van Roekel, director of marketing with Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products. “By feeding colostrum replacement, producers can best set their kids and lambs up to reach their full potential.”
For more information on Land O’Lakes® Colostrum Replacement for Kid Goats and Lambs, contact your local Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products dealer, visit www.lolmilkreplacer.com or call 800-618-6455.
Since 1951, when Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Company developed the first calf milk replacer, the company has been committed to creating the best milk replacers from the best technologies and quality ingredients. Land O'Lakes Animal Milk Products Company is a division of Land O'Lakes, Inc. a national farmer-owned food and agricultural organization.