Bio-Ag offers a "Comprehensive" ration balancing service. We send feed stuffs that the farmer currently uses to laboratories where they are analyzed for:
- calcium-phosphorous ratios
- calcium-magnesium ratios
- calcium-magnesium-potassium ratios
- macro and trace mineral content
- protein and energy levels
- dry matter levels
The laboratory we deal with uses wet chemistry testing techniques, proven to be far more detailed than NIR (near infra red) testing. A minimum of 7 working days is required to receive an analysis report on your feed sample tests.
Based on these analysis, we design well balanced, minimum-cost rations. We focus on maximizing the amount of protein and energy the farmer can obtain from homegrown feedstuff's, to limit the amount of purchased feed. Through feed analysis we are able to advise the farmer on how to:
- use their own resources efficiently
- properly balance their animal feed rations at the most economical cost
In addition to tests related to ration balancing, we offer testing for fungal agents in forages and grains. Health problems in livestock are often caused by moldy feeds. These tests can identify mold and toxin problems. Depending on the severity of the mold problem, measures can be taken to counteract their effects or it may be recommended the feed be destroyed. Mold tests on your feedstuffs require a turnaround time of 3 to 4 weeks.
Making premixes custom tailored to these problems, ensures your livestock receive the best possible nutrition for optimum health and production.