Nutritionally balanced materials, with reduced production costs.
NIR testing represents a determining factor for animal feed manufacturers, as it allows them to avoid the cost increases that may result from the use of raw materials of poor quality. On the other hand, inadequate feeds translate directly into economic losses, owing to the higher cost of the products used or lower animal performance.
The use of the NIR technology to determine key properties, namely metabolizable energy, amino acid content and phytic phosphorus levels, yields useful data for an effective selection of raw materials. This method provides information on the chemical composition of products in a few seconds, which enables fast decisions concerning the need to adjust feed formulations in order to optimise production.
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Find out more about the NIR tests currently offered by our Laboratory for the analysis of raw materials used in animal feeds.
Animal feeding accounts for the largest percentage of costs in the livestock production sector.
Ensuring that the composition of finished products matches the respective nutritional specifications requires the continuous control of the manufacturing process, such as to optimise quality and meet the intended nutritional and zootechnical objectives and labelling requirements.
Find out more about the NIR tests currently offered by our Laboratory for the analysis of animal feeds.
Portable NIR equipment represents added value to our clients, as it allows in situ testing, offering the same advantages as those afforded by benchtop NIR equipment, in addition to portability and an ergonomic design.
Owing to these characteristics, this equipment is ideal for use in the field. The equipment is also calibrated based on the results database kept by the Laboratory.