First Thirst Calf Colostrum Fortifier - Powdered Supplement 2.25kg

First Thirst Calf Colostrum Fortifier - Powdered Supplement 2.25kg

    • Inc Vat: £164.54

    • Ex Vat: £164.54

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This is one of our original products and still one of our best sellers. We now add in Probiotic "Good Bugs" to populate the calfs gut with beneficial bacteria.

“First Thirst” Calf Colostrum Supplement 2.25kg = 10 calf feeds as a supplement. 10kg bucket = 44 feeds.

Price £152.35 delivered. = £16.54 a feed, which is excellent value for a high quality product. 10kg bucket (44 and a bit feeds!) = £15.13 per feed.


Easy Mixing Powder for Newborn Calves:

·         Contain top quality EU dried colostrum

·         Guaranteed free of IBR virus (obviously it is colostrum, so probably contains antibodies against IBR) , EBL virus, EBL antibody & Johnes Disease 

·         Just add warm water

·         Always feed as much colostrum from the calf’s own mother as possible if disease precautions allow.

·         Use as a supplement to maternal colostrum in cases of poor quality or quantity. 



Mix 225g of “First Thirst” up-to a total volume of 1 litre with warm water.

As it is FULL FAT for energy it may take a little more mixing than typical skimmed products. 

OR add to colostrum to fortify it.                                      

Feed in amounts to compensate for low quality or volume of mothers colostrum.    225g approximates to 1L or a quarter of a calf's requirement in the first day of life. So, in cases of no real colostrum, use 4 feeds made upto 4 litres with water as a replacer. As your farms bugs may be different to the donor farms, a totally disinfected environment and utensils are recommended!                    

Maternal colostrum quality can be assessed with a “colostrometer”.                                                     

The first feed of 3 litres of good quality colostrum should be given within the first 3 hours of life.



For oral use in calves only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended amounts. Always take care not to cause inhalation of the mixed product by the calf. Always use a proprietary teated bottle or tube feeder designed for calves and adhere to the manufacturers instructions. Do not use water over 45 – 50 Celcius. Store mixed product in a clean container under refridgeration for upto 24 hours. Obviously this product contains antibodies that are absorbed by the calf, and so this will result in the calves haveing antibodies present in blood tests for varying lengths of time, which may interfere with entry to AI studs, export or disease surveillance. This is not a veterinary medicinal product.

G Shepherd Animal Health Ltd. Wrainhow Business Centre, Lewth Lane, Woodplumpton, Preston, PR4 0TD                                              01772 690131 - 07778191964                                           

Emma Barraclough 22/04/2022

We have used G Shepherd's First Thirst colostrum supplement for over a year now. By first testing the colostrum with a refractometer and then supplementing as required we are confident that we are giving our calves the best start possible.

G Harrington 12/03/2019

We are really pleased with your calf colostrum powder as it does the calves good and it is also easier to mix than the previous one we bought. We are impressed.

R Burrow, Lancashire 25/09/2015

"We calve a lot of heifers and have had a fair bit of scours. It's good stuff as a supplement and cut our scours by 80%"

Gerald Watkin, Ceredigion 31/12/2013

The Colostrometer is working well, We are getting on very well with it combined with the First Thirst Colostrum Powder Supplement. We have found that about 50% of cows produce weak colostrum. We fortify this with your powder. The calves have benefited and are doing well.

D Stuart 27/02/2012

this Colostrum powder has revolutionised my calf management. I also use the Colostrometer, and use the powder to strengthen weak colostrum.

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