Analysis of cattle feed and its ingredients

Analysis of cattle feed and its ingredients

The laboratory analyses compounded cattle feed and various raw materials for chemical composition as per the requirement of Indian standards. In addition to compositional analysis samples are tested for vitamins, minerals, toxicant as per the Indian Standards. The other major products tested are vitamin premixes and veterinary supplements, treated bypass protein ingredients and bypass fat.

The activity of sections are indicated as below-:

Group of Analysis

Parameters

Equipment/Technique

Proximate Principles and Urea

Moisture, Crude protein, Crude Fibre, Crude Fat, Total Ash, Acid Insoluble Ash and Urea

Automatic equipment like- Kjeltherm, Fibretherm/ Fibretech, Soxtherm, microwave muffle furnaces and Spectrophotometer

Vitamins

Vitamin A, D and E

By HPLC PDA

Mycotoxin

Aflatoxin B1

By HPLC with Kobra Cell and By ELISA based assays

Minerals

Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Sodium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, cobalt and Available phosphorus.

ICP-OES with microwave based digestion system.

Protected Parameters

By pass protein of total crude protein %, in wide variety of treated material.

 NIR

 

Amino Acids

Amino Acid Profile

HPLC with post column amino acid derivatization unit.