Grass & Silage Testing

Silage testing and analysis is a vital practice on livestock farms as it assesses the likely feed value and animal performance so that suitable rations can be formulated if necessary. By doing so you can identify early on if there likely to be any problems with the silage in terms of stability or impact on animal health.

IAS Laboratories carry out standard feed evaluation of silage which includes:

  • Dry matter
  • pH
  • Ammonia
  • Protein
  • ME (Metabolisable Energy)
  • DMD (Dry Matter Digestibility)
  • Lactic Acid
  • VFA’s
  • ADF
  • NDF
  • Ash
  • Oil

IAS also offer a full mineral analysis of silage which can be used as part of a greater farm scan. This can help to identify any deficiencies or even toxicities of minerals present in the feed and aid in the implementation of a mineral balancing programme. A soil analysis will illustrate what nutrients are available to growing plants, but a mineral scan of the forage can show if those nutrients are being utilised or if they are being locked up due to antagonistic processes within the soil.

Contact us today on 059 9721022 and let us know your requirements.