Wet and dry forages are a prime feed resource for any livestock operation. To know the exact nutritional values is essential for animal wellbeing and productivity.
Fourier Transform Near Infrared spectroscopy (FT-NIR) provides a fast and effective solution for analyzing wet and dry forage. The sample is simply filled in a large cup and can be analyzed non-destructively in seconds, saving costs by reducing time and reagent use.
FT-NIR spectroscopy offers a rapid, accurate and non-destructive tool for the analysis of:
Bruker Optics comprehensive calibration packages for feed and ingredients are developed following the ISO 12099 guideline. Also available is a comprehensive database of Feed and Ingredients calibrations.
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) enables fast, accurate and nondestructive analysis of macro-, micro- and trace mineral nutrients in pre-mixes and forage. Equally important is XRFs ability to screen for toxic metals that may be taken up by plants depending on local soils. Since different forages vary in mineral concentrations, especially of Ca, K, Mg, Cu, Zn, Co, and Mo, XRF is an important tool to distinguish nutrient sources. The samples can be measured as powders in cups (no sample preparation), as pressed powder pellets or as fused beads.