Technical bulletin on using a Brix refractometer

Are you using a Brix refractometer? They come in handy when you need to identify if milk replacer is being mixed properly, you can use the Brix reading % to estimate the total solids content of a milk solution on farm.

A Brix refractometer can be used to estimate the total solids level of a milk replacer solution. There is a very small difference between the Brix reading and the actual total solids content of a milk replacer, therefore when determining if milk is being mixed correctly and consistently, it is not necessary to apply a correction factor to the Brix reading.

This technical bulletin covers:

  • Why use a Brix refractometer?
  • Top tips on using this handy tool

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