Minerals are vital substances that the organism cannot produce itself. An analysis can provide information about the supply status.
They include quantitative elements: calcium (Ca), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (P), sodium (Na), chlorine (Cl) and sulphur (S).
and trace elements: cobalt (Co), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), selenium (Se) and silicon (Si).
Amino acids in animal nutrition
The regeneration of animal protein has a dominant function in farm animals. Depending on the animal species, physiological stage and level of performance, the demand for individual amino acids varies. Between varieties, harvest years or batches of plant raw materials, strongly changing crude protein and amino acid contents can occur.
For an economic and demand-oriented calculation of the amino acid contents in the mixture the knowledge of the actual amino acid contents in the raw materials is necessary. This knowledge also gives you confidence when deciding on the use of synthetic amino acids. An undersupply of amino acids or an incorrect amino acid-energy ratio can lead to latent and acute reductions in performance and high feed costs. An oversupply of crude protein or individual amino acids is uneconomical and increases the nitrogen content in the liquid manure.
- Analysis of the complete amino acid spectrum with special attention to the first limiting amino acids lysine, methionine, cysteine, threonine and tryptophan.
- Individual solutions for sampling and sample transport
- Monitoring the sampling frequency
Vitamins are organic (vital) compounds essential for most animals, which the organism needs for vital functions. Vitamins must be ingested with food.
Vitamins are divided into fat-soluble vitamins (e.g. A, E, D and K) and fat-insoluble vitamins (B vitamins, vitamin C, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid and biotin), which are not uniform chemical structures.
In addition, there are individual substances that have a vitamin character. Here taurine is to be called for the nutrition of the cats.
We are happy to advise you on the analysis of the vitamin content in your feed!