Analysis of Forage
Quality Control Solutions for Forage
As the saying goes: You are what you eat. However, in the case of raising ruminant livestock for meat or milk, the quality of forage fed to these animals has a major impact on the products that we consume. KPM Analytics offers solutions to help livestock producers control the quality of forages to ensure animal health and performance, which translates to better quality food products for human consumers.
Moisture and Compositional Analysis of Forage
Near infrared (NIR) technology is an important tool to help producers determine forage quality by measuring dry matter, crude protein, crude fiber, NDF, ADF, ADP, and other parameters to help formulate their forages before feeding. University researchers, forage testing laboratories, and production sites, all use NIR technology as vital tool to analyze forage quality.
Dried Forage: maize (corn) silage, whole maize plant, alfalfa, grass silage, fresh grass, hay
Wet Forage: grass silage, maize silage, whole crop silage, fresh grass, hay
Dry: moisture, ash, protein, fiber digestibility, NDF, ADF, ADL, OMD, sugar (total), starch, DMD, sugar (reducing)
Wet: dry matter, ash protein, fiber digestibility, NDF, D-Value, sugar, oil, ADF, pH, lactic (g/kg), VFA (g/kg), ammonia, starch, NCDG
For a full list of ingredients and constituents analyzed, refer to the calibrations documents: