What is NIR4 Farm?

NIR4 Farm is transforming the way Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) is used in animal nutrition by allowing you to deliver optimum rations for the effective feeding of livestock.

As opposed to previous expensive and time-consuming laboratory-based testing, the cutting edge NIR4 Farm is a portable, easy to use spectral device connected to an Android tablet that gives you real-time results of changes in your forage quality anywhere, anytime.

The days of waiting for results are long gone. With NIR4 Farm, the power is in your hands. You can analyse your forage as often as you want and gain access to vital information, which can help you increase efficiency and improve herd performance.

If you are an ADVISOR - download the advisor leaflet by clicking here.

If you are a FARMER - download the farmer leaflet by clicking here.


The portable NIR4 Farm device can be used out on the farm and couldn’t be easier to use. All you have to do is scan your forage and NIR4 Farm will automatically measure the major analytes, using Aunir calibrations to deliver accurate real-time results. The results are then displayed immediately and any changes to the analysis are highlighted. 

NIR4 Farm is capable of analysing grass silage, maize silage, wholecrop silage and moist concentrate feed. The nutrients analysed include dry matter, crude protein, D value (and ME), NDF, ADF, starch, sugar, pH and lactic acid.

Once you are connected to Wi-Fi, your results will automatically be uploaded to your personal NIR4 Farm results portal. When you login to the portal, you can view analyses from each of your clamps as well as track results, identify trends and share information on your forage quality. And don’t worry – if you do need any advice or have any questions about the product or your results, our dedicated support team are available to help.



Why do I need NIR4 Farm?

In order to optimise your ration, you need to know the nutrient content of your forage and see how it changes on a regular basis. NIR4 Farm can give you that information and more, instantly.

Increased knowledge about your inputs means increased efficiency of production – and NIR4 Farm enables you to monitor silage quality as often as you want, giving you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.

Not only that, but because all of your data is in one place, you can monitor trends and identify patterns, allowing you to modify the diet and adjust the ration, resulting in greater efficiency and an increased ability to maximise output and profit.