DHIA Milk Analysis
DHIA milk analysis is performed in Ithaca, New York. The state-of-the-art laboratory tests milk samples for fat, protein, somatic cell count (SCC) and milk urea nitrogen (MUN).
Milk analysis is performed with Milkoscan/Fossomatic equipment. The Milkoscan uses Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) technology for the determination of milk components. Parameters are as follows:
True Protein (%)
Total Solids (%)
Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN)FPD (freezing point/cryoscope) °C)
Casein (%) On some analyzers
Ketosis Screening using Beta hydroxy buterate (BHB) coming soon.
The Fossomatic uses Flow Cytometry for determination of somatic cells in milk.