Feed & Ingredient

Feeds & Ingredients

ATC Scientific specializes in feed testing for poultry, pork, fish, cattle, etc.  There are a wide range of types and ingredients that make up feeds.  The feed type is designed by a nutritionist to suite the type of animal that it is being feed to and the desired outcome.  The exact ratio of the wide array of nutritional components in the feed is crucial to the economics of the growth of the animal and the desired outcome.  Below are some specific feed tests that ATC has the capability of performing. 

Transient

Proximate Testing

Moisture by convection oven
Moisture by vacuum oven
Moisture by Karl Fisher
Protein
Fat (ether extractable)
Fat (acid hydrolysis)
Fiber
ADF (acid detergent fiber)
NDF (neutral detergent fiber
Ash
Pepsin Digestibility
Urease
Carbohydrates by calc (requires Moisture, Protein, Fat, Ash)
Calories by calc (requires Moisture, Protein, Fat, Ash)
Calories by Bomb Calorimeter
Starch by Ewers

Fat / Tallow Testing

Peroxide Value
Free Fatty Acid
Oil Stability Index (OSI)
Shelf Life
AOM
MIU (Moisture, Insoluble Impurities, Unsaponifiables)

Common Feed Elements

Calcium
Phosphorus
Sodium
Magnesium
Manganese
Zinc
Chloride
Iodine
Potassium
Salt (as NaCl)
Sulfate
Fluoride
Sulfur

Heavy Metals Screen

Arsenic
Cadmium
Chromium
Lead
Mercury
Selenium
Silver
Antimony

Pesticides testing

A variety of pesticides are analyzed that categorized with chlorine, nitrogen or phosphorus containing.

Common Feed Analysis Packages

Moisture, Protein
Moisture, Protein, Fat(ether)
Moisture, Protein, Fat(ether), Fiber
Moisture, Protein, Fat(ether), Fiber, Ash
Moisture, Protein, Fat(ether), Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium
Moisture, Protein, Fat(ether), Fiber, Ash, Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium
Moisture, Protein, Calcium, Phosphorus
Moisture, Protein, Fat(ether)
Calcium, Phosphorus
Calcium

Amino Acid Profile

Alanine
Arginine
Aspartic acid
Cystine
Glutaminc acid
Glycine
Histidine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Proline
Serine
Threonine
Tryptophan
Tyrosine
Valine