MISCO Digital Handheld Refractometer

Refractometer for
Dairy & Calf Management

Easily Manage Colostrum Quality, IgG Levels, Waste Milk Solids and Dehydration in Dairy Calves.

The MISCO Digital-Dairy line of refractometers sets the standard dairy refractometers. It is explicitly designed to help dairy farmers and calf ranchers rear healthy calves. Among the many problems plaguing professional dairy farms and calf ranches are waste milk and calf milk replacer, calf dehydration, and the measurement of colostrum quality, to prevent failure of passive transfer. Rugged enough to withstand the demands of farm use, yet precise enough to give laboratory-quality readings, the MISCO Digital-Dairy Refractometers provide reliable estimates of the percent solids in waste milk, IgG blood levels, blood plasma protein concentration, colostrum quality, and calf hydration. The instruments are easy to use and require little or no training.

Pre-Configured Digital-Dairy Refractometers

Easy Order: Here are a few of the most popular Digital-Dairy Scale Combinations and Refractometer Models. If you require different programming, you can mix and match scales through the Flexible Custom Programming section below, or call customer service for assistance:

Flexible Custom Programming Options

MISCO Palm Abbe Digital Refractometers can be custom-programmed with up to 5 scales to your exact specifications. There are two easy online options to create your customized units from hundreds of measurement scales:

“Build Your Own” Tool

  1. Use the Industry, Application and Fluid filters to quickly find your scales.
  2. Click scale boxes to add scales to your device.
  3. Select Accessories
  4. Add To Cart

Order Refractometer by Scale#

  1. Browse the refractometer scale options in the dropdown tabs below and record the scale numbers you want.
  2. Type in your scale numbers on the Order by Scale# page.
  3. Select Accessories
  4. Add To Cart
Dairy and Calf Management

BRIX

Scale# 003
UoM: BRIX
Range: 0 to 85
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.1

Blood (Animal) Protein g/dL

Scale# 105
UoM: Total Protein (TPr) g/dl
Range: 1 to 14
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.1

LRG Animal Urine % Solids

Scale# 099
UoM: % Solids
Range: 0 to 11
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.1

LRG Animal Urine (D20/20)

Scale# 098
UoM: Specific Gravity (D20/20)
Range: 1.000 to 1.065
Resolution: 0.0001
Precision: 0.0005

LRG Animal UrineSolids (g/L)

Scale# 100
UoM: Solids (g/L)
Range: 0 to 11.5
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.1

Milk % Total Solids

Scale# 466
UoM: % Total Solids
Range: 5 to 15
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.5
  • Note: scale #003 (BRIX) is recommended for colostrum
Related: Glycol (Chiller Management)

PG Freeze °C (GEN)

Scale# 909
UoM: Freeze Point °C
Range: 0 to -51
Resolution: 1
Precision: 1

Propylene Glycol % v/v

Scale# 006
UoM: % v/v
Range: 0 to 100
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.1

Propylene Glycol % w/w

Scale# 007
UoM: % w/w
Range: 0 to 100
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.1

Propylene Glycol % w/w (GEN)

Scale# 907
UoM: % w/w
Range: 0 to 100
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.1

Propylene Glycol (D20/20)

Scale# 010
UoM: Specific Gravity (D20/20)
Range: 1.0000 - 1.0460
Resolution: 0.0001
Precision: 0.0001

Propylene Glycol Freeze °C

Scale# 009
UoM: Freeze Point ºC
Range: 0 to -51
Resolution: 1
Precision: 1

Propylene Glycol Freeze °F

Scale# 008
UoM: Freeze Point °F
Range: +32 to -60
Resolution: 1
Precision: 2

MISCO Digital-Dairy Refractometer

Easily Manage Colostrum Quality, IgG Levels, Waste Milk Solids and Dehydration in Dairy Calves.

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Refractometer Platform Choices

Inline-Process Refractometer:

The above scales are also available on any MISCO inline process refractometer or concentration sensors. They are made for continuous concentration measurement of process fluids.

MISCO Handheld Digital Refractometer:

MISCO has the most extensive refractometer scale library on the planet. Don't see what you want? Browse by handheld refractometer model or by refractometer application. Or give us a call. We can help!

From our Q&A Forum

I am interested in purchasing a digital refractometer to test colostrum. I recently saw one of your models at a meeting but they didn’t tell us what model.

As you know colostrum quality is essential to calf health and IgG concentration is a direct indication of colostrum quality. It is no secret that the failure of passive transfer of IgG results in increased disease and death. Numerous studies point to the use of a refractometer as an excellent means of evaluating colostrum quality. The MISCO Palm Abbe PA201 digital refractometer is the best instrument to use for measuring bovine colostrum. It is generally accepted that a Brix reading of 22 or above is an indication that the colostrum quality is good.