Colostrum Refractometer products
Refractometer Colostrum Dairy/Equine
NB: Some practice, or expert help, may be required to become proficient in use of this instrument.
Use your Colostrometer to identify a cow or quarter with good colostrum. Withhold that milk in a Test Bucket or Quartermilker. Fill a calf feed bottle or a stomach feeder (see Calf Drenchers) and freeze. Microwave when required for orphaned or at-risk calf. Colostrum must be fed in first few hours of life to be effective.
Storing Colostrum Milk
If colostrum is to be stored for more than a few days in bulk without freezing and then expected to be warmed, it must be treated as follows:
- 1. Add one litre of 30% Hydrogen Peroxide solution, (available from vet or pharmacy) per 100 litres of milk, at time of storing.
- 2. Do not store any antibiotic-treated or blood contaminated milk.
- 3. Stir twice daily.