Analyzing Hay and Feeds

The basic Dairy One Forage Lab tests I request for most forages are 
  • Forage NIR ($16)
  • Wet Chemistry Minerals  ($10)
  • Nitrates ($6) 
  • Total $32.
Selenium can be added for and additional $35 and chromium for $6 (these are not listed on the Dairy One submittal form).
I also like to add sulfur and chloride levels if not included in the test package you select.

In some circumstances, it may be preferable to run wet chemistry instead of NIR tests.  See Forage Tests.pdf  below for available packages from Dairy One and Equi-Analytical.
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What to test, forage laboratories and links 215kv. 4 Jan 7, 2011, 2:50 PMPatricia Woodbury-Kuvik

Originally written for the Equine Cushing's Group by Patti Woodbury Kuvik 52kv. 3 Jan 7, 2011, 2:49 PMPatricia Woodbury-Kuvik

Chart comparing forage analysis tests - Equi-Analytical and Dairy One. Test name, cost, nutrients reported. 59kv. 2 Aug 27, 2012, 8:28 AMPatricia Woodbury-Kuvik

Written by Dr. Kellon for the Equine Cushings group - how to determine if a feed is safe for an IR horse 301kv. 5 Jan 7, 2011, 2:53 PMPatricia Woodbury-Kuvik