Cargill’s new Reveal® analysis service places the power of a lab analysis in the palm of your hand. Dairy producers can now quickly analyze both forage and whole milk samples on the farm, in real-time, to get the information they need, when they need it. Click on each application to learn more.
How does the Reveal® analysis service work?
The Reveal® analysis service provides real-time forage and whole milk analysis results instantly via a Reveal® app on your smart phone. The service works by utilizing SCiO, the world’s first pocket-sized connected micro-spectrometer (NIR) device to scan samples and then compare them against the Cargill Elk River Forage Lab in the cloud to provide precise, lab quality results on the farm. The Elk River Forage Lab is part of the global Cargill database of feed ingredients, the largest in the world, giving our proprietary calibrations a higher degree of precision.
Upon purchase, customers will be shipped the SCiO device and instructions for downloading and installing the app. The Reveal® analysis app is free to download, but requires an active subscription to login. The app can be downloaded onto any iOS® and Android™ smartphone device.
What does the Reveal® service cost?
Upon purchasing Reveal® analysis, producers will be able to utilize the service to monitor both forage dry matter as well as whole milk nutrient content for a single monthly fee. The initial investment for Reveal® analysis is $499 for the SCiO, with a monthly service fee of $180 and a 12-month contract commitment. The monthly service fee includes access to both dry matter and whole milk calibrations, which are continuously being refined and updated in the cloud. To be able to scan whole milk there is a liquid accessory that costs an additional $65.
For a 500-cow operation, the investment equates to about a penny per head per day for an easy-to-use asset that gives them the power to make ration adjustments in real-time, when it’s needed. By empowering producers to proactively manage dry matter intake with a high degree of precision in real-time, Reveal® analysis will help dairy operations deliver the consistent diets their herds need to thrive.
Order Reveal® analysis today because you need answers now.