The Fatty Acid Monitoring (FAM) service from NML allows the assessment of fatty acids on individual cow and bulk milk samples submitted to NML.
Fatty Acid Profiling
NML is now able to offer a fatty acid profiling service using mIR technology. This service includes testing for:
- Total saturates
- Total unsaturates
- Total polyunsaturates
- Total monounsaturates
Testing is completed on bulk milk samples and can be conducted as part of the payment test suite.
Results are presented back to milk purchasers through client specific reports (which can be in pdf or csv form).
Results can be presented back to farmers and other parties through pdf reports sent via email. Results are also available through NML's Fatty Acid Monitor system, which is part of the Herd Companion information portal.
Fatty Acid Profiling on individual cow samples
NML is partaking in a number of projects that centre on assessing the potential to derive useful cow health and performance measures through undertaking fatty acid profiling on individual cow milk samples. Such projects include Optimir (www.optimir.eu) which is a four year European project with 17 partners across 5 EU member states. NML is working with a number of GB dairy farmers in the pursuit of this research.
If you are interested in finding out more about Fatty Acid Profiling from NML, please contact us.