Why analyse forage?Analysis of your forage material can provide a wealth of information on its nutritional quality. Knowing what the important parameters are and understanding what your forage analysis report is telling you are vital to make the most of that information in formulating feed diets to optimise livestock production while minimising adverse impacts on the environment, for example, by reducing greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions.
Forage is the most economic feed for ruminants, especially dairy cows.
Often diets will be formulated by nutritionists and advisers. Make sure to discuss in detail your forage results with your feed adviser.
It is recommended that your adviser is a member of the Feed Adviser Register so you can be confident they are trained and experienced in devising the optimum diet that combines home-grown forage with bought-in feeds.