A 17 dietary mineral screen carried out using EDXRF
Parameters included: Al, Ca, Cl, Co, Cu, Fe, I, K, Na, Mg, Mo, Mn, P, Pb, S, Se, Zn
Taking a representative sample:
The analytical result is only as good as the sample submitted for analysis. Collecting a representative sample is the first step of the analytical procedure.
Hay & Haylage: Different types, cuttings or lots should be analysed separately. Take at least a handful from at least 5 bales selected at random. Combine all the samples and submit as one sample for analysis. The sample should weigh at least 100g.
Grass: Randomly select between 15 –20 sites on a ‘W’ formation across the field where the animals have been grazing and clip at grazing height. Combine in a clean plastic bucket and mix. Take at least 500g and pack tightly in a plastic bag and submit sample as fresh as possible.
|Sample Requirement||Turnaround Time||Price||Sample Form||Laboratory||Species|
|Representative sample in a large ziplock bag||10 days||€62.50||Nutrition Quality request form||Environment & Nutrition||All|