Instrument Partners

Blue Sun Scientific, LLC is a US-based NIR manufacturer and global leader in providing high-quality laboratory and in-process analytical solutions for Food & Agricultural, Environmental, and Chemical Analysis. We have been designing and manufacturing analytical solutions since 1996 -- all of which we continue to support today. Our staff of application and technology managers continue to deliver the same expert support and service you have trusted for 25 years. Blue Sun is a proud vendor partner of the NIRS Forage and Feed Testing Consortium, with solutions tailored to meet the vast analytical needs of the forage industry.

Bruker delivers innovative analytical solutions for food testing and feed & forage quality management. These solutions enable farmers, food companies and authorities to carry out fast and reliable quality testing in industries such as feed, forage, meat, dairy, flour & milling, edible oils, beverages, and pet food. We also serve the food safety industry by offering a comprehensive range of lab-based and in-situ solutions to detect existing contaminations at any stage of the production process. Our devices and technologies work quickly and efficiently, thus minimizing economic impacts for the agricultural industry as much as possible.


FOSS is a company on a mission for a more sustainable use of the world’s food resources.  Our mission is to contribute to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world.  FOSS provides dedicated analytical solutions that ensure optimal production of food and agricultural products. FOSS solutions analyze and control products during production – help to optimize both quality and profit.  FOSS Forage solutions date back to the late 1980’s where the use of NIR was reserved mainly for academic environments.  As industry requirements evolved so has FOSS’ Forage solutions.  FOSS is now in its 5th generation platform!



Unity Scientific, a KPM Analytics company,  is a leading provider of near infrared (NIR) analysis instrumentation to the agricultural, food, feed and forage markets.  With industry-leading expertise in near infrared (NIR) technology, Unity Scientific products are used for quality control applications within production processes and laboratory environments. Unity Scientific NIR analyzers are designed and built in Milford, MA, USA, and as a KPM Analytics brand, are supported by our global KPM sales, service and authorized distribution network. 




Reference Lab

Dairyland Laboratories
Dairyland Laboratories, Inc. is an independent, full service agricultural testing laboratoryoffering accurate analysis of feeds, forages, soil, plant tissues, manure, water, molds, and mycotoxins. Established in 1958 in Arcadia, WI, Dairyland Laboratories has grown to be one of the nation’s largest agricultural testing laboratories. Dairyland's methods to analyze feed and forage are based on the latest research findings in the industry, allowing for high quality reference chemistry use in NIRSC calibration development.


Certification Partner

National Forage Testing Association
The National Forage Testing Association (NFTA) was founded in 1984 as a joint effort of the American Forage and Grassland Council, the National Hay Association and forage testing laboratories in a concentrated effort to improve the accuracy of forage testing and build grower confidence in testing animal feeds.  Each year the NFTA Board updates the certification program. New methods of grading laboratory performance have been introduced since NFTA was formed. Today, laboratories are evaluated six times a year. Performance grades are provided to laboratories to allow them to better evaluate their testing procedures and methods.