An important factor for operational success
The performance level of dairy cows and beef cattle has been steadily increasing for many years. In order to fully utilize this performance potential and maintain the animals' health, it is essential to adjust the feeding precisely. Basic feed ingredients such as grass and maize silage, haylage, and hay constitute the majority of the ration in terms of quantity. Therefore, it is crucial to know the nutrients and trace elements present in the basic feed. This is where the feed analysis helps. Rations can then be optimized in terms of performance and animal health.
But how do I find out what my basic feed provides? Standard values and tables are by no means sufficient to assess one's own basic feed. Depending on the location, soil type, weather conditions, fertilization, plant composition, harvest, and silage management, the ingredients and quality vary significantly. Even under seemingly identical conditions from one year to the next, there are significant fluctuations. This becomes particularly evident in years with extreme weather conditions. Only a basic feed analysis / laboratory analysis can provide accurate information. It provides the exact levels of nutrients, minerals, and trace elements and forms the basis for optimized ration calculation and the targeted use of concentrate and mineral feed. This way, profitability, animal health, and performance can be maximized.
Another advantage: The analysis results provide information about the success of the fodder cultivation measures through the fermentation acid pattern. This helps in future management decisions, such as variety selection or the use of silage additives.
A basic feed analysis is essential for an economical and animal-friendly feeding. Learn more about the possibilities of Sano's basic feed analysis according to CNCPS.
Find out more about the possibilities of a Sano basic feed analysis according to the CNCPS standard in our FLYER.