Patent Number: 6,166,382

Title: Method for determining feed quality

Abstract: A method for determining a biomechanical property of a feed using infrared radiation to obtain spectral data on the feed. The spectral data is used to determine the biomechanical property based on the bond energies of the chemical constituents of the feed.

Inventors: Baker; Suzanne Kay (Wembley Downs, AU), Henry; David Andrew (Joondana, AU), Purser; Douglas Barrie (Wembley Downs, AU), Dynes; Robyn Ann (Wembley, AU), Wallington; Brett Steven (Yangebup, AU)

Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

International Classification: G01N 21/31 (20060101); G01N 21/35 (20060101); G01N 021/35 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017