22 November 1996

Colostrum mix is ready in instant

AN instant-mixing form of the high-energy, protein-rich colost-rum substitute Lamb Volostrum is now available from Volac.

A new drying process produces larger dried milk particles which dissolve more easily and faster in water, making the product easier to administer to new-born lambs, says the company.

Sold in packs of 10 x 50g sachets of powder, one sachet of Lamb Volostrum is mixed with 100ml of warm water to produce sufficient feed for one lamb. It should be administered as soon as possible after birth to colostrum-deficient lambs, preferably within six hours of birth. Cost is £22 a pack of 10 sachets (01223-208021).