Calf Colostrum Range

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Nettex range of British sourced Calf Colostrum providing a solution for every farm.

The Nettex Calf Colostrum range comprises of three colostrum products containing natural colostrum sourced exclusively from high health status UK herds, ensuring your calves are able to thrive from day one no matter the challenges they face.

Maternal colostrum is more than just the “first milk” – it’s a complex biological liquid formed in the udder before calving providing the calf with essential nutrition which is fundamental to survival, as well as its first crucial antibodies to fight potential infections in the first weeks of life.

A newborn calf needs energy in the first few hours of life to maintain its body temperature and enable it to stand and suckle. Maternal colostrum is high in fat, a rich energy source best suited for the calf’s needs, as well as critical constituents to newborn development such as growth factors, hormones, minerals and vitamins. The newborn calf requires all of these unique, naturally occurring maternal colostrum constituents in order to provide it with the essential building blocks required for a long and productive lifetime.

Calves are born with no circulating antibodies, the proteins that help protect and fight infection and disease. Maternal colostrum is a rich source of these antibodies and is vital in providing the growing calf protection from infections such as respiratory and gut diseases. These infections will have direct costs to treat as well as long term detrimental impact on lifetime production, impacting growth rates and even milk production potential in the mature animal.


In order that the newborn calf receives the full benefits associated with high quality colostrum, the colostrum must be consumed within 6 hours of birth. Unfortunately, in many cases this doesn’t always happen as colostrum quality and quantity can vary widely.


Nettex’s complete range of three colostrum products provides a solution for whatever your colostrum management needs may be. The range is manufactured using full fat colostrum sourced from Scottish dairy farms meaning it is ensured TB free status and complementary to UK farm environments. The raw colostrum is frozen at source and then dried using a unique process preserving all of the components of natural colostrum. This produces a unique, high quality colostrum product high in protein, colostral fat and growth factors as well as being tested for both safety and efficacy. The new range has been designed using less plastic, as Nettex looks to reduce the amount of plastic for disposal on farm.


Nettex Calf Colostrum Gold: Is colostrum the way nature intended. 100% UK full fat colostrum retaining all of its natural constituents. Nettex Colostrum Gold is safe and effective, but is also convenient and available to use when you need it, at any time of night or day. Incorporated into the calving protocol, it is ideal for high performing herds where it’s vital to ensure calves get the best start they can.



Nettex Double Strength: is a concentrated high protein, full fat colostrum supplement with added vitamins, minerals and trace elements to give calves a strong start. If you have concerns that all calves are not receiving sufficient good quality maternal colostrum in the first 2 hours of life, regular use of a concentrated supplement such as Nettex Double Strength, can support calf performance. It is convenient and available to use when you need it, at any time of night or day. Ideal for herds where calf development is key.


Nettex Calf Colostrum: is an easy to use full fat colostrum supplement that gives reliable support whenever needed. Even in herds where most calves are getting adequate colostrum there will be situations of concern, such as a difficult calving. Nettex Calf Colostrum is ideal for keeping on hand so quick and effective supplementation can be implemented straight away.

For more information about this exciting range of products please contact us.