From time to time, we have colostrum available. If you would like to be notified when it is available, please let me know.
What is colostrum?
Colostrum is the first milk from a cow after calving, (or any mammal really) Its thick and often a deep yellow or light orange. It's very nutrient and fat dense with many immune-boosting properties. It is good to consume to help boost your immunity and recover from illness, heal your gut, etc.
We don't always offer colostrum for sale, because it tends to be high in somatic cells, sometimes bloody, lumpy, etc. When we have good colostrum, we do sell it as people have asked for it.
Where can I learn more?
Natural News: Colostrum Benefits
Weston A Price: Cooking with Colostrum
What does the calf get if you are getting colostrum? Cows tend to over-produce milk, so often the calf is getting it too. Calves are pretty tiny when they are born and too much colostrum can cause issues too. In some instance, we may have lost the calf. Colostrum usually comes over the first 2-4 days after birth.
How do we use colostrum? We don't use it all the time, but during flu season, you'll often find us tipping a few tablespoons into our smoothies or substituting it for milk in our recipes. We also freeze it and save it for later use. We even save it for other animals or calves.