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With advancements in instrument manufacturing and computing power, we've seen a renewed interest in bringing NIR to the farm. Here we take a look at why NIR will work well in some situations but not others.
Reprinted from Dairy Herd Network...In the first part of this series, we discussed the basics of how NIR works, how drying and grinding affect the spectral properties of the sample, and what spectral ranges are covered by various NIR instruments that are commercially available. In Part 2, we will look at how these factors affect the accuracy of NIR measurements, and then finish up with Part 3, which will propose some possible use cases for NIR on the farm.
Reprinted from Dairy Herd Network...The last five years have illustrated a renewed interest in bringing NIR feed testing technology to the farm. In the following three part series we hope to shed some light on the current efforts to bring NIR to the farm, illustrate where some limitations are, and propose practical use cases.