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Forage and Manure Analysis Laboratories

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Publication Number: P2897
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Below is a list of university forage laboratories where forage producers can send samples for analysis. For a detailed list of other commercial laboratories across the United States that are certified by the National Forage Testing Association (NFTA), please visit https://www.foragetesting.org/.

Name

Address

Method

Basic Analysis

Additional Analysis

Form

Soil & Forage Testing Lab

Auburn

University

ALFA Agricultural Services & Research Building
961 S. Donahue Drive
Auburn University, AL 36849-5411

(334) 844-3958

https://aaes.auburn.edu/soil-forage-water-testing-lab/

(8–10 business days turnaround time)2

NIR1, wet chemistry

DM, NDF, ADF, CP, lignin, TDN, RFQ ($15)

feed analysis (DM, ADF, TDN, CP) ($20)

manure package (Ca, Mg, K, P, Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn, B, Al), N, C, ash, moisture ($25)

basic + nitrate ($21)

basic + nitrate + minerals ($41)

feed analysis plus (DM, NDF, ADF, TDN, CP, fat, mineral package) ($40)

Hay &

Forage Testing

Feed Analysis

Poultry Litter Analysis

Soil, Water, and Forage Analytical Laboratory

Oklahoma State

University

045 Agriculture Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

(405) 744-7771

https://agriculture.okstate.edu/departments-programs/plant-soil/soil-testing/

(3–5 business days turnaround time)

NIR, wet chemistry, combustion

basic (protein and moisture) ($8)

basic + energy (CP, moisture, ADF, TDN, NEg, NEl, NEm) ($14)

basic + energy + RFV [CP, moisture, ADF, NDF, TDN and energy, RFV (alfalfa only)] ($20)

nitrate and moisture ($6)

minerals (Ca, P, Na, Mg, K, S, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, moisture) ($12)

feed analysis

protein or total nitrogen and moisture ($8)

minerals (Ca, P, Na, Mg, K, S, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, moisture) ($12)

 

SFASU Soil, Plant, and Water Analysis Laboratory

Stephen F. Austin State University

1924 Wilson Drive
Agriculture Bldg. Rm 122
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

(936) 468-4500

https://www.sfasu.edu/academics/colleges/forestry-agriculture/academics/agriculture/research-outreach/soil-plant-water-analysis-lab

(5–15 business days turnaround time)

wet chemistry, NIR

regular (moisture content, CP, ADF, TDN) ($12)

complete (regular analysis plus Ca, P, K, Mg, Na, S, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu) ($19)

NIR (moisture, CP, ADF, NDF, TDN, IVTD, RFV) ($10)

nitrate ($5)

manure analysis (pH, EC, moisture, TN, C, S, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn) ($20)

Forage and Feed Sample Form

Manure Sample Form

Soil, Water, and Forage Testing

Laboratory

Texas A&M AgriLife

Extension Service

2610 F&B Road
College Station, TX 77845

(979) 845-4816

https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/solutions/soil-testing/

(5–10 business days turnaround time)

wet chemistry, NIR

CP ($5)

CP+ minerals (P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, S, Fe Cu, Mn, Zn, B) ($18)

CP, ADF, TDN, energy ($12)

CP + minerals + ADF ($25)

CP, fiber, TDN, IVTD ($10)

nitrates ($5)

CP + ADF + nitrates ($17)

CP + nitrates ($10)

N + minerals (P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, S, Fe Cu, Mn, B) ($18)

total N ($5)

manure (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, % moisture) ($20)

Forage Submission Form

Manure Sample Form

Feed and Environmental Water Lab (FEW)

University of Georgia

2300 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30602-4356
(706) 542-7690

http://aesl.ces.uga.edu/

(1–2 business days turnaround time)

NIR (hay & silage), wet

chemistry (hay & silage)

routine (moisture, NDF, ADF, crude fiber, CP, lignin, TDN, RFQ) ($12)

routine + nitrate (moisture, NDF, ADF, crude fiber, CP, lignin, nitrate, TDN, RFQ) ($15)

routine (moisture, NDF, crude fiber, CP, TDN) ($28)

routine + nitrate (moisture, NDF, crude fiber, CP, nitrate, TDN) ($31)

routine + nitrate + minerals (moisture, NDF, ADF, crude fiber, CP, lignin, nitrate, TDN, RFQ, 10 minerals) ($32)

routine + nitrate + minerals (moisture, NDF, crude fiber, CP, nitrate, TDN, 10 minerals) ($48)

manure (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Fe, Al, B, Cu, Zn, Mn, % moisture) ($20)

Submission forms:

Beef & Dairy

Sheep & Goat

Horses

Manure Sample Form

Soil, Plant, and Pest Center

University of Tennessee

5201 Marchant Drive
Nashville, TN 37211-5112

(615) 832-5850

https://soillab.tennessee.edu/

(10–14 business days turnaround time)

NIR

Beef Cattle

basic (moisture, DM, RFQ, CP, TDN, NEm, NEg, ADF, NDF, Lignin, Ash, Ca, P, Mg, K) ($17)

Horse

basic (moisture, DM,RFQ, CP, DE, ADF, NDF, lignin, ash, Ca, P, Mg, K) ($17)

Small Ruminant

basic (moisture, DM, RFQ, CP, TDN, NEm, NEg, ADF, NDF, lignin, ash, Ca, P, Mg, K) ($17)

Dairy

basic (moisture, DM, RFQ, CP, NEL, NEm, IVTDMD48h, ADF, NDF, WSC, NFC, lignin, sugar, fructan, ash, Ca, P, Mg, K) ($17)

Beef Cattle

basic + Cu + Zn + Mn + S ($30)

basic + nitrates ($20)

Horse

professional (basic + sugar, fructan, starch, NSC, WSC, Zn, Cu, Mn) ($30)

Small Ruminant

basic + Cu, Zn, Mn, S ($30)

basic + nitrates ($20)

Dairy

basic + Cu, Zn, Mn, S ($30)

basic + nitrates ($20)

nitrates (beef, small ruminant, dairy) ($10)

Submission Form

MS State Chemical Lab

310 President’s Circle
1145 Hand Lab
Mississippi State, MS 39762

(662) 325-3428

https://www.mscl.msstate.edu/

(30 business days turnaround time)

 

moisture, CP, fiber ($30)

moisture, CP, fiber, fat, ash ($50)

fiber, ADF ($30), NDF ($25), crude ($30), lignin ($25)

Ca and P ($50)

TDN ($50)

Submission Form

1NIR = Near Infrared

2Turnaround times are based on when the sample is actually received and not the time when the sample was shipped. Most of the labs will send results via email.

Nutritive Value: DM = Dry Matter; CP = Crude Protein; ADF = Acid Detergent Fiber; NDF = Neutral Detergent Fiber; TDN = Total Digestible Nutrients; CF = Crude Fiber; NEl = Net Energy of Lactation; NEg = Net Energy of Gain; NEm = Net Energy of Maintenance, RFV = Relative Feed Value; RFQ = Relative Forage Quality; IVTD = In vitro True Digestibility; DE = Digestible Energy; IVTDMD48h = In vitro True Dry Matter Digestibility at 48 hours; WSC = Water Soluble Carbohydrates; NFC = Nonfibrous Carbohydrates.

Minerals: N (nitrogen), Ca (calcium), P (phosphorous), K (potassium), Mg (magnesium), Mn (manganese), Na (sodium), S (sulfur), Cu (copper), Fe (iron), Zn (zinc), B (boron), Al (Aluminum), NO3 (nitrate).

Note: Prices are per sample and are subject to change. Please check the laboratory website for updated pricing information.


Publication 2897 (POD-07-21)

By Rocky Lemus, PhD, Extension/Research Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences.

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