Feed Testing

Feed Testing

 

Our Feed Testing and Ration Formulation services involve testing current livestock feed to determine the nutritional value of dietary intake, and counterbalancing identified dietary deficiencies through ration formulation to ensure supply of nutrients is sufficient relative to animal performance criteria.  These services can be provided individually by our Field Advisors, who review current rations for early weaning, backgrounding, feedlots, bulls, dairy, sheep and lambs; and can further test the nutrient and protein content of raw ingredients, such as grains, hay and silage, making it possible to adjust intake throughout the year to accommodate price changes or feed ingredient availability.

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Testing your feed will help you make informed decisions about:

  1. Whether or not nutritional requirements are being met
  2. Formulating a ration suited to animal health requirements (avoiding under or over feeding)
  3. True value and quality of the feed
  4. Balancing rations to allow maximum production from your feed
  5. Budgeting for nutritional gaps
  6. How safe the feed is for livestock consumption

 

Ruminant Feed Tests include Forage, Grain, and Total Mixed Ration (TMR)

How to Book a Feed Test

1. Click HERE to find the contact details of an AgSolutions Field Advisor servicing your region and get in touch

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2. Complete and submit the Request Form located to the left of your screen

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3. Click HERE to locate a Stockist near you, contact your Preferred Rural Store, or call our team at Head Office on 1800 81 57 57 for further assistance

What farmers have experienced…

“The most relaxed feeding I’ve done”

“After testing our roughage and grains, AgSolutions formulated our rations and we’ve been able to drop out Lime and Bicarb soda from our old rations. Using MegaMin is easy at 1 bag per tonne of ration and it’s a lot easier to handle and transport compared to liquid concentrates.” – Ashley & Maryellen Volz

From the blog…

Grain Feeding

If you are considering putting your livestock onto a grain ration there are a few important details that you need to consider and these are discussed below:

What ingredients to use?

The initial selection of ingredients for your ration will depend largely on what is readily available to you and at the lowest cost possible.  When selecting ingredients it is important to look at the quality and quantity.