Post by Multi-taskingmom on Sept 20, 2010 16:26:42 GMT -5
Hi all - I am saving some of Dorothy's colostrum in the freezer. I have been straining it, and it just won't go through the strainer. I have ended up running it through a kitchen sieve - there is nothing left in the sieve except a few bits of hay. It just seems like it runs through fine and then the filter gets coated and then it won't run through anymore.
The color and consistency of the colostrum is about like scrambled eggs before they are cooked. Is this how it is supposed to look?
I am freezing it in 1 quart yogurt containers. How long can I keep it?
Thank you, Marsha
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Post by buxombeefcowdairy on Sept 20, 2010 18:47:37 GMT -5
I had to laugh...In my opinion, colostrum doesn't strain at all If you're using the colostrum as first-meal (antibody source) for a newborn, it should be used within a year. I wouldn't throw it out after a year, though. I've used 2 year old frozen colostrum if that's all I had, and if it is the second or third nursing, older colostrum will be fine. Also, you can give some to an older, scouring calf- the antibodies won't be absorbed into the bloodstream, but they are active within the gut if the scours are caused by a bug that there are antibodies for in the colostrum. Also, the colostrum will provide a protective coating for a scoury calf's intestines. Put the date on the frozen colostrum containers.
If I have a nasty Crohn's episode, I will often drink thawed colostrum, and yes, it's supposed to be pudding-ey. I can't say that I like it, but it sure coats my intestines and relieves some pain.
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Post by WoodSpryte Farm/Tiffany on Sept 20, 2010 19:38:54 GMT -5
If I have a nasty Crohn's episode, I will often drink thawed colostrum, and yes, it's supposed to be pudding-ey. I can't say that I like it, but it sure coats my intestines and relieves some pain.[/quote]
this brings up an interesting subject. I have RA and Fibro and was told that colostrum may help.
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Use some store bought cheese cloth to filter it. Not the cheesemaking cheese cloth which is a tighter weave. The open weave of the store bought usually gets the hay out and alows for filtering. Or a fine to medium metal mesh kitchen collander works fairly well also.
I use a metal strainer if I plan to use it for us.
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