Measuring Minerals in Animal Feeds

You can use NIR for more than just quality parameters. NIR technology (near infrared spectroscopy) is widely used as a quality control tool in feed, monitoring things like protein, fat and moisture levels in final products. With the latest SpectraStar XT Feed NIR Analyser the technology now has far more potential benefits for feed manufacturers than simple quality control.

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain 

a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain 

a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain 

a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain 

a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain 

a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain 

a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain 

a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain 

a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain 

a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

Speaking to Feednavigator.com at the recent PIX/ AMC Conference, Unity Scientific Asia Pacific’s national sales manager, Craig Hunt, highlighted the growing use of the SpectraStar XT Feed NIR analyser for mineral analysis. “Mineral analysis has far reaching implications for a producer’s profitability”. 

When considering the role of NIR analysis in chicken feed, monitoring the traditional parameters of fat, protein and moisture is still important, however the measurement of calcium is far more significant for producers. Lower calcium is acceptable in feeds supporting non-laying birds however for egg producing birds the feed needs to contain 

a higher calcium level, not only for the health of the bird, but to ensure sufficient transfer of calcium to the egg shells to reduce wastage due to soft shells. With the SpectraStar XT Feed measuring calcium values in less than 30 seconds, the mill manager can very quickly identify that the formulation has been made to specifications, and can quickly make adjustments to achieve correct calcium levels. For the egg producers the optimised calcium content ensures there are far less egg breakages providing not only a commercial advantage, it is also valuable to the overall health of the bird. 

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