Digital Refractometer

Make the Right Decision in 3 Seconds.

As a manger you need information to make the right decisions. The digital refractometer is a multifunction tool that can provide you with accurate information about colostrum quality, milk quality and even the success of passive immunity transfer. Unlike the traditional colostrometer, the digital refractometer is not temperature sensitive. It is also more accurate than the colostrometer and delivers precise results in seconds.

This digital refractometer utilizes the brix refractometer scale and can give you a clear reading of your colostrum quality by telling you how many IgG antibodies are present. The amount of IgGs is very important in colostrum as that is the main component in colostrum that provides immunity to your calves and helps them to grow to their full potential.

 

CalfLab_logo

 

  Click here to view our Calf Lab set of measuring tools for your improved calf care.

 

 

Call us today to find out more or buy it online and receive a free Quick User Guide and Brix to IgG conversion chart in Spanish and English!

Colostrum Quality

Testing colostrum is a way to get more out of the colostrum you already have. As a manger you need information to make the right decisions. By knowing what quality colostrum you have on hand, you can decide which one to feed to the newborn heifer, and which one to feed to the bull. If you sell your colostrum, knowing which colostrum is what quality can make a big difference. Research shows that more than half of all colostrum is of quality that is not sufficient for the first feeding, so test your colostrum.

Instructions on how to use the dip style digital refractometer for IgG testing:

  1. Dip the silver tip of your clean refractometer into the colostrum and stir
  2. Press the start button
  3. Within three seconds the results will appear on the digital screen

The refractometer readings will appear in Brix scale. Use our Quick User Guide to convert the Brix scale readings to IgG values. The digital refractometer is not sensitive to the colostrum temperature, so you can test colostrum immediately after collection.

Call us today to find out more or Buy it here! and receive a free Quick User Guide and Brix to IgG conversion chart in Spanish and English!

Success of Passive Transfer of Immunity

Not only can the digital refractometer test your colostrum quality, but it can also measure how well your calves were able to absorb those IgGs. By using the digital refractometer you can easily measure Blood Solid Total Proteins (BSTP) or colostral immunity and determine the success or failure of passive transfer of immunity in your calves. Start testing today to get a baseline of how well your calves are doing. With our bovine refractometer you can have your results in a few seconds.

Instructions on how to use the Brix digital refractometer for success or failure of passive transfer of immunity:

  1. Drip the blood serum onto the stainless steel tip of your clean digital refractometer
  2. Press the start button
  3. Within three seconds the results will appear on the digital screen in Brix scale.

Call us today to find out more or Buy it here! and receive a free Quick User Guide and Brix to g/dl conversion chart and instructions on how to collect blood serum in Spanish and English!

Milk Quality

This bovine digital refractometer can easily test for milk solids, helping you identify milk appropriate for calf feeding and whether or not a milk balancer is necessary.

Instructions on how to use the dip style digital refractometer for milk solids testing:

  1. Dip the silver tip of your clean refractometer into the collected milk and stir
  2. Press the start button
  3. Within three seconds the results will appear on the digital screen in Brix scale.

The refractometer readings will appear in Brix scale. Use our Quick User Guide to convert the Brix scale readings to IgG values. The digital refractometer is not sensitive to the milk temperature, so you can test colostrum immediately after collection.
Call us today to find out more or Buy it here! and receive a free Quick User Guide in Spanish and English!