The BRIX refractometer

“Regularly check the quality of colostrum with a BRIX refractometer”

Colostrum delivers essential antibodies from cow to calf. A key factor is the quality of the colostrum. The quality of colostrum milk is directly linked to the level of solid particles or dry matter in the colostrum. The higher the level of dry matter, the better the quality.

Measuring the dry matter content is easy using a BRIX refractometer. Measuring is the first step towards effective colostrum management. This ensures optimum resistance for your calves, helps prevent diarrhoea and lung problems and reduces drop-out rates.

Colostrum tool - BRIX Refractometer
Brix refractometer - colostrum management

BRIX Refractometer

A BRIX refractometer is an effective colostrum management tool for measuring quality of bovine colostrum. Through the refraction of light a BRIX refractometer can measure the dry matter content present in colostrum.

The quality of colostrum milk is directly linked to the level of solid particles or dry matter in the colostrum. The higher the level of dry matter, the higher the IgG content and better the quality.

How a BRIX refractometer works

Measuring the dry matter content is easy using a BRIX refractometer. This is a precise and easy-to-use instrument that can be used on farm.

Watch the video of young stock specialist Johan Verdaasdonk from Nutrifeed how to measure colostrum quality with a BRIX refractormeter.

Young stock specialist Johan Verdaasdonk from Nutrifeed explains how to measure colostrum quality with a BRIX refractormeter.

Refractometer protocol

Do you want to know more about how to use, calibration and maintenance of a refractometer, request our refractometer protocol.

This protocol also contains our BRIX value table. This table shows a nice overview of the BRIX value that matches the IgG content of the colostrum. On this basis, the minimum number of litres the calf requires of colostrum of a specified quality is calculated.

Interested in the refractometer protol, request the protocol by filling in the request form below.

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A well-arranged PDF with:
all the instructions for use of the refractometer.

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