Feed Quality Service (feed testing)
NSW Department of Primary Industries chemistry laboratories provide a quality assured Feed Testing Service based on the latest technology with a fast turnaround time. Feed testing is carried out at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute NATA accredited laboratory.
The Wagga Wagga laboratory participates in all of the proficiency tests conducted by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA).
Test packages and sampling kits
The service offers standard packages for rapid turnaround.
- Standard Forage package
- Premium Silage package
- By-Products package
- Grain and Concentrates package
- Horse package
We can also offer a tailored package for special requirements, from the following tests:
- Dry matter % (DM)
- Dry matter digestibility % (DMD)
- Crude protein (CP)
- Metabolisable energy (ME)
- Ash content
- Organic matter
- Silage pH
- Silage ammonia-nitrogen
- Water soluble carbohydrates
- Gross energy
- Nitrate / nitrite toxicity
- Prussic acid toxicity
Sampling kits are available by contacting the Wagga Wagga Customer Service Unit by phone (02) 6938 1957 or 1800 675 623 and selecting option 2 or email: email@example.com.
How to collect and submit samples
- Collecting feed samples (PDF 205kb)
- Interpreting the feed analysis report (PDF 90kb)
- Feed sample submission form (PDF 99kb)
For further information and test prices please contact the customer service unit on
(02) 6938 1957 or 1800 675 623 and select Option 2 or
All test prices include GST. An invoice for laboratory test charges will be forwarded to you on completion of testing.
You may also contact the above for custom pricing, discounts for bulk samples, turnaround times, submission and reporting procedures.