This analysis package gives an overview of the nutritional quality of your forage and allows us to calculate the non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) value of the forage.
For laminitis prone individuals we are looking for forages with less than 10-12% NSC on a dry mater basis.
This analysis is for unsoaked hay, wrapped hay and haylage only.
Results can only give a good approximation of what is in your forage if a good representative sample is taken. We suggest taking samples from several bales if practically possible and mixing them together to make the final sample. As a guide we need approximately ½ a carrier bag sized sample.
Postage is at your own cost. Please exclude as much air as possible prior to packing. Try to send your sample at the beginning of the week to avoid it sitting in the post over the weekend. Please send your sample including details of the forage type and services required and your contact details in a covering letter to the following address: –
Dengie Crops Ltd, Howells Farm, Maypole Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4SY
Please allow 2 weeks for the NIR analysis and up to 1 month for all other services. At busy times it may take longer.
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