Step 2 in successful rearing:

    Full focus on
    first colostrum

Checking colostrum quality using a refractometer

The quality of the colostrum is a make or break factor for the health of newborn calves. The refractometer is an excellent tool with which to determine the density and thereby the quality of the colostrum. This video shows how to use the refractometer to give reliable results.

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Good colostrum management, low mortality

Do you want to be certain your calves are getting sufficient colostrum of the right quality? Ask the rearing specialist in your region.

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