SomaDetect – an in-line milk lab

SomaDetect is conducting on-farm trials with an in-line raw milk quality sensor and is aiming to provide dairymen with accurate information for use in their farm management decisions.


SomaDetect, a recently established company based in New Brunswick, Canada is developing an in-line sensor that measures the important indicators of raw milk quality on dairy farms. These include butterfat, protein, lactose, colour, somatic cell count, conductivity, progesterone and antibiotics from each cow at every milking.

The sensor uses optical sensing technology in the milk line of existing dairy equipment to provide a rapid analysis of raw milk from the cow.

The company says it can be used in state-of-the-art robotic milking systems, milking parlours or in

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