Mineral Analysis in Forages

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

Reference Ranges


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