Colostrum Troubles!

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by goatmama2, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. goatmama2

    goatmama2 New Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    Upstate New York
    I'm losing my mind! :GAAH: Because we inherited a couple of goats with CAE, I am trying to heat treat colostrum from these goats. One mama kidded today (yippee!). I have religiously followed the directions to get the temp up to 134, but no matter what I do, the darn stuff curdles before it even hits 120. Then it's ruined and there's nothing for baby! Help! I have a double boiler, I heat it verrrrry slowwwwly, I've tried a pyrex cup in hot water, you name it. I don't know what else to do! Please help...thank you,
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I think that with heat treating colostrum it just needs to be at 120* for so many minutes...heatin higher will make it curdle.

  3. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    No it has to be at least 134, and NO higher than 140. Maybe your thermometer is off...because it shouldn't curdle like that. :shrug:
  4. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    I have no idea :shrug: Maybe you should think about using a powdered colostrum and replacer or just use frozen colostrum from clean does or a dairy