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Introduction to the new Ekomilk–AMP system
for accurate on-farm milk quality control
July 2018

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Milk parameters measured by Ekomilk-AMP,
for bulk tanks and animals
Standard Parameters (EHU version):
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Ekomilk AMP system for real time on farm milk quality and animal health control



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Introduction to the Ekomilk - AMP system for real time on farm milk quality and animal health control at approx $0.05 per test.

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Ekomilk-AMP comprises Ekomilk Horizon , AMP and AMPI Sample Feeder for maximum automation, accuracy, measurement speed and connectivity besides workflow integration options.
The Ekomilk AMP system for milk producers provides accurate and cost-effective (approx. 0.03$/test) somatic cell count (SCC) and fat, protein, total solid content measurement per quarter, per cow and for the dairy herd. Reliable and affordable cell count testing is now possible on every farm, in the barn, shed, stall, milking parlor besides laboratory.

With somatic cell measurement , the mammary gland infection “mastitis” of milk cows can be detected at an early stage: sub-clinical mastitis monitoring. Udder health can then properly be managed. In turn, milk production (quantity), milk quality (also important for dairy processing like cheese and yogurt) and animal well fare and longevity can be improved at the dairy farm.

Thanks to the very reliable fat, protein and total solids content measurements, true herd management is within the farm's reach, to indicate the cow's metabolics and the feeding adequacy.

Ekomilk AMP includes an easy-to-use and cost-efficient digital cell meter (somatic cell counter) and fat, protein and total solids sensors which also help reducing external milk control (DHI dairy herd improvement etc) laboratory costs. Besides individual monitoring, it is of course important to avoid a too high cell level in the milk tank (BTSCC or BMTSCC).

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Ekomilk AMP system for real time on farm milk quality and animal health control

  1. 1. Introduction to the new Ekomilk–AMP system for accurate on-farm milk quality control July 2018 Belgium/Bulgaria
  2. 2. Milk parameters measured by Ekomilk-AMP, for bulk tanks and animals Standard Parameters (EHU version): • SCC (somatic cell count) +/- 22 000 cells/ml (St dev for SCC values around 200 000 cells/ml) • Fats +/- 0.04% • Proteins +/- 0.12% • Solids without fats (SNF) +/- 0.18% Optional, measured on-demand for EHU: • Acidosis and ketosis indicator (animal health score) • Lactose indicator • Added water, density, freezing point indicators (adulteration) July 2018 2
  3. 3. Ekomik-AMP system: main parts Ekomilk Horizon: milk analysis instrument • Ekomilk Horizon Essential: SCC only • Ekomilk Horizon Unlimited: F, P, SNF, high accuracy SCC and optional parameters AMP: Animal Health and Milk Quality Monitoring platform, Cloud-based • Automatic result transfer via Wifi to email, SMS, Cloud server APIs, XLS reports • Instrument maintenance, support and diagnostics Optionnal accessories & peripherals: • AMPI Sample Feeder • Extra sample trays, USB keyboard, barcode reader, weighing scale, RFID, milking robot version, Bluetooth, NFC reader, RJ45 (ethernet) • AMP modules: milking robot ID matching, automatic lab sample identification over barcode or RFID, advanced full-range calibration, secure XML & JSON data exchange, API for 3rd party Cloud modules, external databases July 2018 3
  4. 4. Accuracy The Ekomilk-AMP system has a powerful online calibration engine which allows obtaining unparalleled accuracy over an extended range of each milk parameter. Accuracy guarantees for each measurement are possible (under conditions). July 2018 4
  5. 5. Calibration The AMP system architecture allows for an unlimited amount of calibration profiles besides semi-automatic calibration updates (seasonal and breed detection). Relative to older Ekomilk models, this translates to over a hundred “calibration channels” for each Ekomilk- AMP system. This means that you can calibrate accurately for many milk types (raw, pasteurised, UHT, recombined powder, different breeds and animals). July 2018 5
  6. 6. Integrity & supervision The excellent accuracy is facilitated thanks to the automatic supervision via the “integrity monitoring” module. Every analysis (measurement) is verified for integrity: an anomaly in the sample or in the measurement result will be clearly indicated (flagged and with optional notification over SMS and email). Similarly, the whole system is monitored continuously for security purposes and for any errors appearing. There is a responsive team for ensuring you a smooth experience and satisfying support. July 2018 6
  7. 7. Milk quality dashboards For decision making you will have automatic subclinic mastitis dash-boards and milk composition dashboards on individual and on bulk tank level. No need to crunch numbers and results in long tables. The milk quality evolution of a cow or a herd will be clear on the dash-boards and graphs (and tables are still available). July 2018 7
  8. 8. Automatic data transfer There is a full notification system over SMS, email with CSV and online app with dashboards for instrument notifications and for meas-urement results. You can also opt for the on- demand automatic data transfer to your database or server (via Cloud API, for instance in XML or JSON format). July 2018 8
  9. 9. Maintenance program AMP provides, depending on the model, automated instrument cleaning and a comprehensive instrument maintenance program for hassle-free reliable operation and increased longevity of the in-strument. The Ekomilk-AMP system features a real-time instrument monitoring and instrument diagnostics module. July 2018 9
  10. 10. Ketosis & Adulteration Acidosis and ketosis indicators can be added via the online AMP account, like lactose and added water for adulteration detection (on-de-mand, Q4 2018). The cost per test remains approx. €0.03 EXW July 2018 10
  11. 11. Cow and tank identification For easy cow and bulk tank identification, there is a flexible template system and a connection for an external USB keyboard. Both multi-digit national IDs and 4 digit local IDs can be used simultaneously to identify each sample, track the history and create automatic dashboards. July 2018 11
  12. 12. WiFi & peripherals AMP manages and secures the Wifi end-points even over unstable internet connections. AMP also enables to use Barcode reader and RFID data. There is integrated solid Wifi and USB stick workflow support. Such workflow support will prevent you from losing data files or from uploading the same data file twice. RJ45 (ethernet), NFC and Bluetooth connectivity besides custom peripherals connection are on demand. July 2018 12
  13. 13. Automation The AMPI Sample Feeder (SF) provides automatic sample preparation and sample supply. Many common milk analysis errors are caused by incorrect (manual) sample preparation. With the SF, sample preparation is automated and common measurement errors are avoided or at least detected and flagged. Insert a tray of samples in the SF and you are ready to go. You will receive SMS when your intervention is needed and when it is time to insert a new sample tray. July 2018 13
  14. 14. Milking robot There is also a special Ekomilk-AMP version for milking robots which allows direct connection to milking robots (also called automatic milking systems, voluntary milking systems, robotic milking systems): Milking Robot Test > No Shuttles and no sample transport needed anymore: on-farm real-time analysis. July 2018 14 Milking robot brands under test or planned: • Fullwood • SAC • Lely • Boumatic • DeLaval
  15. 15. Custom branding admin interface & 3rd party modules For partners and distributors, there is an option for custom branding for user communities and specific organisations. The powerful admin in-terface enables you to follow instruments from your organisations in re-al-time and provide extra services. There are also Cloud APIs to con-nect your own modules and sensors with AMP. July 2018 15
  16. 16. The new Ekomilk-AMP system is used worldwide, on-farm and by major milk processors, pharmaceutical industry, veterinary cabinets and dairy herd improvement organisations (also known as Controle Laitier, DHI, Control Lechero). Please contact us for more details and specifications. Thanks for your attention. office (at) July 2018 16