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9 reasons to use potassium sorbate over other colostrum keepers

Jul 28, 2016 | Dairy, Milk Quality, Young Stock

  1. Potassium sorbate is licenced for use in the food producing industry 
  2. Potassium sorbate works extremely well to prevent antibody decline in colostrum in New Zealand based trial results 
  3. Commercial colostrum keepers (formic and citric acid based products) are questionably effective at preserving antibodies in colostrum and preventing bacterial proliferation 
  4. Yoghurt to preserve colostrum is ineffective 
  5. Old style formalin and hydrochloric acid preservatives are carcinogenic and are not approved for use in the dairy industry,. 
  6. Potassium sorbate is readily available and cheap 
  7. Potassium sorbate is simple to use – follow the instructions posted on the Anexa FVC website or talk to your vet 
  8. Potassium sorbate works as well at room temperature as at refrigeration temperatures so no expensive chilling equipment is required 
  9. Potassium sorbate can be used to preserve ‘gold colostrum’ as well as colostrum for older calves 
    For mixing instructions please click here. 
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