Calves with Sam: How long to chill colostrum in a refrigerator?

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Why are we interested in chilling colostrum? We know that the time required for bacteria in colostrum to double (generation time) increases as temperature decreases.

Thus, one simple way to reduce bacteria counts in stored colostrum is to chill it from cow body temperature (slightly over 100 degrees F) to typical refrigerator temperature (around 40 degrees F).

So, how long does it take to chill colostrum to 40 degree F in a refrigerator?

Click here to find out.



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