Bacteria analysis with BactoScan™
– An uncompromising approach to milk analysis
What is TBC?
The total bacterial count gives us clues about the quality of the milk (cleanliness).It indicates if the hygiene of the utensils used in milking as well as the hygiene of the cow’s udder and the conditions in which the milk was deposited until analysis.
Based on proven FOSS technology, BactoScan™ measures the hygienic quality of milk by analysing bacteria in raw milk. Delivering results in just minutes, BactoScan allows farmers or milk testing laboratories to take action fast to preserve and enhance milk quality.
The analysis of milk is done automatically. The BactoScan is a modular system and includes a conveyor, and a system that helps identify samples by a simple barcode.
Instrumentul realizeaza analiza NTG pentru lapte de vaca, capra, oaie, bivolita.
CombiFoss™ FT+ Herd-improvement and payment testing in one integrated unit
What is NSC?
The somatic cell count is a parameter that indicates the health of the animals udder. If one or more nipples are infected because of bacteria entering the nipple through the sphincter or because of small lesions caused by milking , the number of somatic cells in milk will be higher than the admitted average.
What are the physical and chemical properties?
Fat, Urea, protein,casein, lactose, non fat solids and pH are extremely important for receiving good payment for your milk. These parameters can also help with maintenance and foraging of the animals.
CombiFoss™ FT+ offers all you need for payment and dairy herd improvement analysis by seamlessly integrating MilkoScan™ FT+ and Fossomatic™ FC. The Fossomatic FC performs somatic cell counting and the MilkoScan FT+ delivers results for a range of crucial parameters including Fat, Urea, protein,casein, lactose, non fat solids and pH.
Freezing point (added water)
The freezing point is a physiological constant of milk and it is a variable because it is affected by feed, breed, time of lactation, species, the moment of milking, etc.
The Advance Cryoscope model 4C3 and Model 4D3
These are instruments used for measuring the freezing point of milk. The samples are pipetted into small tubes which are transferred to special stands. The cryoscope than takes the probes from the stand automatically (model 4C3) or it is fed to the cryoscope manually (model 4D3).The sample tube is than introduced in a chamber filled with cooling liquid and it’s temperature drops until freezing point.When the sample hits freezing point the cryoscope delivers the result.
Inhibitor Residue with BRT (Brilliant Black Reduction Test)
What are inhibitors?
Inhibitors are substances which may be present in milk which have the effect, even in small quantities, of inhibiting micro-organisms (bacteriostatic effect), or of killing them(bactericide effect).
Inhibitors are frequently the cause of reject produce, especially in the manufacturing of fermented milk products, and are thus the cause of considerable financial losses in the dairy industry. Such inhibitors include, in particular, veterinary medicines, certain ingredients in animal feed, cleaning fluids and disinfectants, and natural inhibitors.
BRT (Brilliant Black Reduction Test)
The BRT test is composed of a test medium distributed in small cavities or wells. These cavities contain a mixture of nutrients, test bacteria Geobac. stearothermophilus var. calidolactis C953 (before B. stearothermophilus), brilliant black,and other supplements which help improve detection sensitivity towards chosen inhibitors.
The probes are pipetted into the wells and in aprox. 2.5 h the milk defuses in the medium. Through the time of incubation the bacteria devides itself and reduces the Brilliant Black from blue to yellow.In case inhibitors are present the activity of the bacteria is slowed so it can’t reduce the reactive,thus the colour of the cavity remains blue.
This test is for cow, goat ,buffalo and sheep milk.
Physical and chemical properties of forage and feed
Physical and chemical properties of feed can be determined using NIR systems (Near Infrared Specroscopy). This instrument delivers results for forage and feed samples within 3-4 minutes, allowing the costumer to obtain results quicker than by the use of classic methodology.
The sample is inserted in the instrument, and with the help of infrared rays the parameters are determined according to the quantity of light absorbed by each component.
The results are transited to customers in maximum 24 to 36 hours from the time the samples have reached the laboratory.
Results are transmited through e-mail, fax, SMS, post.
The results can be used for:
- Calculating the final price of milk
- Improvement of herd management