The quality of feed has a significant impact on livestock productivity. Furthermore animal nutrition is the largest variable cost associated with livestock production. Thus, reliable analysis of feed and feed ingredients is the best way to ensure balanced feeding program and therefore the profitability of any livestock operation.
Fourier Transform Near Infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy offers a fast and cost-effective solution for the non-destructive analysis of various feed and forage samples for quality control applications. Samples can be analyzed directly, saving costs by reducing time and reagent use. Even inhomogeneous materials can be analyzed without sample preparation. Easy-to-clean sampling cups allow an efficient sample throughput at low cost.
Various types animal feed as well as feed ingredients can be rapidly analyzed for parameters like protein, oil, moisture, fiber and ash, as well as more specialized parameters (e.g. amino acids). Bruker Optics offers a complete solution for your quality control needs. The identification and qualification of your raw materials and the quantitative analysis of finished products can be performed in a matter of seconds to ensure the highest product quality and safety.
Bruker Optics utilizes the Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in its award winning MPA and MATRIX- I systems. Due to its superior technology compared to other types of near infrared spectrometer systems, Bruker Optic’s spectrometers enable you to expand your capabilities into demanding samples. FT-NIR spectroscopy requires no sample preparation; all you need to do is to position your sample on our instruments and get results in seconds. Bruker Optics supplies various accessories for your sampling needs; liquids, powders and solids can be analyzed from the same unit. With the process spectrometer MATRIX-F, feed samples can even be analyzed online during manufacturing process.
Ready to use Calibrations
Aunir, UK, and Walloon Agricultural Research Centre of Gembloux (CRA-W), Belgium, are recognized as the world leaders in NIR calibration development. They have combined their technical knowledge and resources to produce a unique NIR spectral database; INGOT®, universal NIR calibrations for the analysis of raw materials and finished products in feed and feed ingredients. INGOT® calibrations are available for Bruker Optics NIR spectrometers in different levels, from individual product calibrations comprehensive methods for an array of different products and parameters.
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