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Silage Nutritional Analysis by Dried & Ground NIRS
What information will you provide on my silage? There is some variation by material type. However, in general, our standard package provides
- Dry Matter
- D Value
- Fermentable ME
- Crude Protein
- Ammonia Fraction
- Crude Oil
- Bypass Starch (maize silage only)
- NDF digestibility
- NDF N-Free
- Crude Ash
- Crude Fibre
- Acetic Acid
- Lactic Acid
- Butyric Acid (grass silage only)
Silage Management Indicators (grass silage only)
- Conservation Index
- Overheating Index
Can you analyse minerals as well?
Yes, so that any deficiency or excess can be addressed, we strongly recommend analysing the mineral content of your silage. We offer two alternative packages. Please indicate which is required when ordering your analysis.
- Sodium (Na)
- Potassium (K)
- Magnesium (Mg)
- Calcium (Ca)
- Sulphur (S)
- Chloride (Cl)
Minerals & Trace Elements: As above plus:
- Manganese (Mn)
- Zinc (Zn)
- Iron (Fe)
- Copper (Cu)
- Molybdenum (Mo)
- Iodine (I)
- Boron (B)
- Cobalt (Co)
- Selenium (Se)
Your silage is an incredibly valuable resource. It provides you with an economical way of feeding your livestock, whilst maintaining their performance. However, each silage is very different. Therefore, without information on its nutritional composition, it is not possible to optimise rations and get the most from your herd.
Our forage analysis provides you the information you need to get the most from your silage. This helps you to optimise yield and quality, whilst minimising cost.
Our approach to forage testing, in which samples are dried and ground into a homogeneous powder before Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) analysis is performed, is designed to give you the most accurate results possible. This technique, new to the UK & Ireland, utilises our unrivalled proprietary database containing thousands of NIR spectra. The number of data-points in this database is far greater than those contained within most conventional databases in use in Ireland. This enables us to reliably derive a great number of different parameters for a wide range of common roughages, raw materials and Total Mixed Ration (TMR).
What you need to do?
Send 500g (1 pound) of forage packed as tight as you can in a sandwich bag or similar.to the UK address we will email you on confirmation of your order
Forage analysis: 48 hours.
Minerals & Trace Elements: 7 days.
What you recieve back?
You will then be emailed back a report based on the checks above.