If the pasture or hay is of high enough quality to meet the cow’s requirements, then a supplement is not needed. To decide whether a supplement is needed, a forage sample should be analyzed. Then we need to know how to interpret forage quality measures.
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Starch analysis involves two basis steps. The first is the enzymatic hydrolysis of starch in glucose. The second is the measurement of glucose levels.READ MORE
Evidence of rancidity in fats and oils can be evaluated by the detection of peroxide. The Peroxide value analysis is the most widely used.READ MORE
The quality of alfalfa hay used as feed, can be determined from the ADF, NDF, Relative Feed Value, TDN and crude protein levels.READ MORE