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Digital Refractometer

Choosing Between Optical and Digital Refractometer

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

Digital Dip Style Refractometer: How to use Digital Dip Style Refractometer: Dip refractometer into liquid, press start and read results within 3 seconds. Review of Digital Dip Style Refractometer: This is the newest and simplest way that allows for technology, design and user interface to excel to the highest level.  The digital display is easy…
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Testing Calf Milk and Milk Solids with Refractometer

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

Refractometer is a multi-functional tool, which allows dairy farmers and calf-care personnel to test three areas of calf rearing: Quality of Colostrum to determine whether the immunity content is sufficient for first feeding – perhaps the most common use of a refractometer. Test each collection for content of IgG. Blood Serum Total Protein (BSTP) o determines if the…
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Addressing the forgotten: Hygiene!

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

Last week, the Calf Care Connection put on by PDPW went off without a hitch, full of calf persons from all over Wisconsin. We were very honored to sponsor Dr.Sam Leadly, who spoke in depth about the on farm cleanliness for our calf care materials. I personally believe that hygiene is a much overlooked topic on…
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Are milk and colostrum even related? (Golden Calf for Progressive Dairyman)

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

“That depends,” you say. “Are you talking about comparing the two liquids or whether colostrum feeding affects future production?” “Both,” I say. Comparing colostrum to milk components Colostrum is notorious for containing high levels of immunoglobulins. At 85 to 90 percent, the most prevalent one is immunoglobulin G (IgG), a large Y-shaped protein produced by…
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Launching Calf Lab

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

Golden Calf Company is launching a new branding structure in 2015 that elevates the brand identity and better represents the company’s offering. Golden Calf Company brand will now offer four new product lines: Calf Hero, Calf Lab, Calf Gear, and Calf Wear.“We feel the needed to highlight the company’s growth and expansion of product offering…
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