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Feed and forage

NIRS™ DA1650 Feed Analyser

The FOSS NIRS™ DA1650 feed analyser - when you’re ready to save, it’s ready for you

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Feed analysis solutions supported by cutting-edge software

FOSS solutions include both instruments and software to provide rapid analysis in the laboratory, at-line or in-line with the highest possible accuracy and reliability.

Save €2.00 per tonne

Take advantage of NIR analysis at your feed plant. As an example, savings of at least €2.00 per tonne of soya meal can be made by matching protein targets more closely.
For integrators, further savings can be made by improving animals' feed conversion rate.

FOSS service and support

More than just an instrument, FOSS solutions are supported by a global network of more than 250 highly trained service engineers.

FOSS support

Reliable analysis for feed and forage industries

What's new in the feed industry

NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

NIR calibration methods compared

A number of different methods are available for calibration of NIR instruments and doubtless many more views on which method is best. In this video interview, Dr. Pierre Dardenne of the CRA-W agricultural research centre outlines some of the main ones to consider in relation to agricultural and feed NIR applications and gives an insight into his own preferred method for doing research.

NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com
Infrared Experts

NIR Spectrometer Technology Compared

This whitepaper defines NIR spectrometer technology specifications, the impact of these specifications on measurement performance, the different spectrometer technologies and the pros and cons of each technology.

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NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

CasesThe networking advantage

Networking software allows multiple instruments to be connected, enabling producers to monitor and configure instruments centrally.

In this video interview Peter Bom, General Manager at Masterlab, Nutreco explains how networking software adds significant value to their feed production management.

FOSS Laboratory Conference 2013

CasesMinimal turnaround time in the dairy lab with NIR

In this article, associate NIR network administrator Cassy Streeter from Dairy One explains how NIR analysis has helped reduce turnaround time on lab results. In a time where customers’ are increasingly demanding less expensive analyses and a broader variety of parameters and feed types, NIR is helping to increase business potential.

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Watch this short video and find out what NIRperfomance.com is all about.

Participating in the NIRperformance.com community is simple. You can contribute your latest white paper, article or study, or you can get involved in an upcoming Shared Perspectives panel. NIRperformance.com is a great opportunity to boost your professional profile and connect with thought leaders in your industry.

NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

Clear NIR

In 2011 FOSS released a new high performance NIR feed analyser called the
NIRS™ DS2500.

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NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com
Amino NIR

Amino NIR

Feed nutritionists may be patient people, but never when it comes to waiting for amino acid measurements for their next diet formulation. Rapid analysis with near infrared (NIR) offers a fast and reliable option for amino acid testing that can be just as reliable as reference analysis in the laboratory.

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NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

Transfer of power

After using a FOSS System II near infrared (NIR) analyser for many years, Jonker Petfood in the Netherlands decided to make a generation shift to a new instrument offering new usability features and a unique signal to noise ratio.

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NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

CasesPetfood future founded on high performance NIR

After many years of using NIR for quality control, Jonker Petfood in the Netherlands have upgraded to a new state of the art NIR instrument. Calibrations developed over 15 years could be transferred, trouble-free with no loss of data.

NIRS DS 2500 Feed Analyzer

The NIRS™ DS2500 feed and forage analyser - the next step in NIR analysis

FOSS announces the NIRS™ DS2500 feed analyser, a purpose-built near infrared (NIR) analysis instrument combining unique performance across a broad wavelength with full compatibility to FOSS NIR solutions.

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Cows

Get the complete routine analysis overview at Victam Asia 2014 April 8-10, Bangkok

2014-04-04

Attend tech seminars, see the latest in NIR and in-line NIR analytical technology and get a preview of the new fully-automated chemical analysis solution for crude and detergent fibre.

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Artificial neural networks(ANN)

Cost effective quality control with ANN calibration technology

The ability to cope with non-linear relationships makes ANN particularly suitable for complex applications such as animal feed, pet food and forage.

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ANN is the ideal technology for generating robust NIR calibrations. ANN technology has been tried, tested and successfully used by the grain industry for many years. USDA-GIPSA has officially approved this technology, and made it the benchmark for grain analysis for payment systems.

At FOSS we know that calibration development never stops; it is an ongoing effort with continuous calibration updates. Our many upgrades have resulted in very wide, robust calibration models that will save significant costs, right from day one and for as long as you care to utilise them. The ability to cope with non-linear relationships makes ANN particularly suitable for complex applications such as feed, pet food and forage.

ANN features include:

Improved accuracy of up to 10-15% compared to PLS calibrations

Fewer calibrations needed to cover a wide range products and raw materials

Increased robustness and less work in adjusting and updating calibrations

Calibrations can be used from day one with only minor adjustments

Easier transferability between instruments

Accurate and reliable global calibrations

RINA

Networking software that improves efficiency and performance

RINA networking software is designed to precisely and easily configure, manage and monitor NIR instruments remotely. It enables customers to reduce their NIR costs by 33% and at the same time increase performance and reliability.

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InfraXact quality control

High precision accuracy

We know that accuracy is the most important parameter for many of our customers working with animal feed production so regardless of whether you are looking for a rapid NIR testing solution or automated reference analysis, you can be sure that you will you always get the correct results for your animal feed analysis.

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