Testing colostrum - quality

Published 25 February 15

Using a Brix refractometer

Testing colostrum is an important task that should be completed at every collection. The test results help you to make an informed decision as to whether the colostrum is good enough to be fed or stored, or needs to be discarded.

This handy two sided factsheet details the two methods of testing colostrum - colostrometer and Brix refractometer plus information on what the results mean.

AHDB Dairy have produced a number of short films, which sit alongside these factsheets, looking at the topic of calf management - the one relating to colostrum testing can be found via this link.