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What’s the Composition? Milk And Colostrum And How To Treat Each

Posted by Laura Stensberg

“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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5 Great Tips to Create the Perfect Maternity Area

Posted by Laura Stensberg

At a Glance – Proper calf care immediately after birth is critical not only to raising healthy replacement heifers but also can help prevent calf health issues. Take these steps to maximize efficiency and ensure your calves receive the best care possible. Perhaps you are sitting at your desk evaluating the past few years and thinking…
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Colostrum for Calves: Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Laura Stensberg

When you have a good colostrum management system, which means feeding plenty of high quality, clean colostrum to calves soon after birth and executing these steps correctly is essential for healthy calves and a healthy, productive herd. So, there are a few key things to keep in mind in regards to colostrum for calves.  Every…
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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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