Acta Vet. Brno 2014, 83: 27-34

Determination of fatty acid content in sheep milk by means of near infrared spectroscopy

Táňa Lužová1, Květoslava Šustová1, Jan Kuchtík2, Jiří Mlček3, Lenka Vorlová4, Daniela Sumczynski3

1Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Agronomy, Department of Food Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
2Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Agronomy, Department of Animal Breeding, Brno, Czech Republic
3Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Faculty of Technology, Department of Food Analysis and Chemistry, Zlín, Czech Republic
4University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, Department of Milk Hygiene and Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

Received October 17, 2014
Accepted February 25, 2015

The study focused on the use of the Fourier transform near infrared spectroscopy in determining the content of selected fatty acids in raw non-homogenized sheep milk. The raw sheep milk sample spectra were scanned in reflectance mode using the FT NIR Antaris spectrophotometer. The reliable functional calibration models were created for estimation of the contents of myristic, oleic, lauric, palmitic, and stearic acids (with calibration correlation coefficients of R = 0.999; 0.999; 0.993; 0.992; 0.858) and with standard errors SEC = 0.056; 0.152; 0.066; 0.367; 1.36%.


This study was supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, project NAZV KUS QJ1230044.


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