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ICAR Conference, Date: 2019/06/17 - 2019/06/21, Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Publication date: 2019-12
Pages: 111 - 115
ISBN: 92-95014-20-0 ISSN: 1563-2504
Publisher: ICAR; Rome, Italy

ICAR Technical Series no. 24: New traits and adding new value to the recording and ID services in the animal production


Uusitalo, Sanna
Aernouts, Ben ; Sumen, Juha ; Hietala, Eero ; Utriainen, Mikko ; Frondelius, Lilli ; Kajava, Sari ; Pastell, Matti


The dairy farms have a need for on-site milk analysis to determine the fat and protein content of the milk in real-time manner during milking. Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy has shown promise as an on-farm tool for fat and protein content determination of raw milk. However, for a successful implementation, on-site analysis requires affordable and small NIR sensors for the milk analysis. This study demonstrates the potential of using Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System (MEMS) based NIR sensors for on-farm and at-line measuring the milk fat and protein content and compares the results to golden standard analysis and commercial cooled Photo Diode Array (PDA) NIR sensor