Raw milk containing abnormalities is a growing problem. The abnormalities can be caused by deliberate adulteration, for example, with lard or melamine or by accidents if water or cleaning agents are mixed with the milk. With the MilkoScan™ 7 RM you can screen incoming raw milk samples to identify a suspect raw milk sample quickly and as a normal part of everyday testing. The suspect sample can then be further analysed to determine the contaminant.
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Knowing the fatty acid composition (i.e. fatty acid profile) of raw milk is valuable information for milk processors and milk producers aiming to enhance the quality of dairy products, optimise milk processing and/or optimise dairy cow performance through improved feeding and management.
A recent study describes the development of global fatty acid models for high-throughput FTIR milk analysers and the possible practical applications of such models in the dairy industry.
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Read the article to learn about the screening test for ketosis in dairy cattle developed by Valacta milk-testing laboratory, Canada, in collaboration with FOSS. With a typical cost of Ketosis at *$350.00 per cow, an early warning of ketosis in the dairy herd can help dairy farmers achieve considerable savings at a very low cost.Read article
|Specifications MilkoScan™ 7 RM|
|Most of the calibrations are using multiple wavelengths selected freely from the entire Mid-IR spectrum in order to optimise robustness and accuracy. Compared to traditional filter calibrations, they are called full spectrum calibrations.
Carry-over for all components <1% relative
||Measuring range||Performance range||Repeatability||Accuracy Bulk||Accuracy Single cow|
||0-15%||2-15%||CV < 0.5%||CV < 1.0%||CV < 1.5%
||CV < 0.5%||CV < 0.9%||CV < 1.5%|
|Lactose||0-10%||2-10%||CV < 0.5%||CV < 0.9%
||CV < 1.5%|
|Solids||0-20%||2-20%||CV < 0.5%||CV < 1.0%||CV < 1.5%|
|Urea||10-100 mg/dl||10-100 mg/dl||Sd < 1.5 mg/dl||Sd < 3 mg/dl||Sd < 3.5 mg/dl|
|Citric Acid||0.1-0.5%||0.1-0.5%||Sd < 0.005%||Sd < 0.01%||Sd < 0.015%|
|FPD (Screening)||400-600 m°C||450-550 m°C||Sd < 0.5 m°C||Sd < 4 m°C||N/A|
|Fatty acids profile
|Ketosis screening (BHB, acetone)|
|Untargetted screening raw milk (adulteration)|
||100, 200, 300, 400, 500 or 600 samples per hour|
|Sample intake||5 ml|
|Required sample temperature||37 - 42°C|
|Performance Specifications||Full spectrum calibrations|
Standards and Approvals
The MilkoScan™ 7 RM techniques comply with: