Evaluation of forage quality and comparison to references/chemical analysis of feedstuff on farm


Measuring on-farm the composition (moisture, starch, CP, NDF, ADF, Ash) of grain, conserved or fresh forages.


It monitors the dry matter content of feed ingredients, improving the consistency of the rations. It checks the dry matter of forages in the field, helping to determine the right time for the harvest. It assesses the quality of the feed purchased and stocked.

How to implement:

You need to put the feed sample in to the cup analyser and read the results of the analysis in the display, print or store them in a USB key.

Expected benefits:

  • There is no sample preparation
  • It is portable and can be moved easily by a trolley
  • Less the one minute to read the results
  • It allows to make real time decisions

Prerequisites and/or limits:


It needs:

  1.  a power supplier;
  2.  a software to be installed in a PC;
  3.  for some feedstuff (e.g. some fresh forages) may need a calibration based on wet chemistry.

Cost / Benefit Analysis

Social, environmental and welfare assessments



Production system (Dairy or/and meat sheep/goat):

Dairy and meat sheep/goat

Category of Animal (ewe, goat, replacement, lamb, kid):


Source of information:



Dairy Goats Dairy Sheep Meat Sheep
NIBIO Tjøtta – Digifarm Norway
UNISS, Universty of Sassari Department of Agriculture
Le CHIIRPO - Sm@RT Platform
CIIRPO Le Mourier – Digifarm France
Norway Innovative Farm: Elgvasslien, Folldal
Norway Innovative Farm: Oppisto Mjøen, Oppdal
Norway Innovative Farm: Kvalsjord Gård, Oppdal
Norway Innovative farm: Usti Gard, Oppdal
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