To ensure maximum antibody protection is given to new-born calves, four litres of good quality colostrum should be fed in the first 12 hours of life. Colostrum quality can vary significantly from cow to cow. This BRIX-scale refractometer enables you to easily test colostrum quality for cow or mare milk. After checking calibration of the instrument with distilled water, two drops of the colostrum to be tested are placed on the glass prism. The instrument is then aimed towards the light and the colostrum level (approx 19% to 24%) is read off the internal scale. Readings above 22% indicate high-quality colostrum. Supplied in a quality soft fabric carry case, complete with sampling pipette, small screw driver and instructions for use. NB: Some practice, or expert help, may be required to become proficient in use of this instrument.
The Kruuse colostrometer comes with a beaker to hold the milk sample. The densimeter device is then floated in the milk where the density is read off the scale. A chart converts the density reading colostrum quality, with the lower density reading being lower quality milk. Instructions supplied. Beaker height 25cm.
The Quick-test colostrometer features a suction-tube device to make testing quick and simple, suctioning milk up from any container, and reading the density off the floating scale inside. The complete device is supplied in a plastic box for safe keeping. Instructions included.