Forage Mineral Analysis

Minerals are essential nutrients for all animals.  In ruminants they are involved in growth, fertility, production and the maintenance of health.  Without mineral elements, the macro-nutrients of protein, carbohydrate and fat, which provide the ruminant animal with energy, would be worthless.

Over 40 mineral elements have been identified in animal tissue; however, not all of these are known to be essential.  Albion Laboratory Services Forage Mineral Analysis measures 18 of these elements.

The provision of Dry Matter improves the usefulness of the forage mineral report when it is used to formulate balancing mineral supplements.

Macro-Elements:

  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Phosphorus (P)
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Sodium (Na)
  • Chloride (Cl)
  • Sulphur (S)

Micro-Elements

  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Zinc (Zn)
  • Cobalt (Co)
  • Selenium (Se)
  • Iodine (I)
  • Boron (B)

Antagonists

  • Iron (Fe)
  • Aluminium (Al)
  • Molybdenum (Mo)
  • Lead (Pb)

Related Mineral Parameters :

  • Dry Matter
  • Cation – Anion Balance
  • Relative Copper Antagonism
  • Soil Contamination Index

 

Please ensure that the grip seal bags are full otherwise we may not be able to analyse your sample:

 

Click for PDF File Example – Forage Mineral Report (Grass Silage)

Click for PDF File Example – Forage Mineral Report (Maize Silage)

Click for PDF File Example – Forage Mineral Report (Whole Crop)

Click for PDF File Example – Feedingstuffs Report

Interpretation of Forage Mineral Report

Mineral Element Interpretation Table