Animal Feed Analytical Service (AFAS)
What can AFAS analyse?
At present AFBI routinely analyses:
- Grass, maize and whole-crop silage
- Grass for ensiling
- Grass for grazing
The service differs from conventional analytical services in that it incorporates performance prediction tables covering dairy cows, beef cattle, suckler cows, growing lambs and ewes in addition to the normal analytical parameters of protein, fibre, dry matter etc.
- Is fast
- Is accurate – a large sample better reflects the sample pit
- Is non-destructive and non-polluting
- Predicts biological parameters which cannot be determined directly by wet chemistry e.g. intake, Metabolisable Energy (ME)
AFBI guarantees to report within 4 working days in the case of grass silage and 10 working days in the case of maize and whole crop silages.
Grass reports are usually same day, or for samples received late in the day, by noon the next day.
For further information, sampling packs and pre-paid postage bags please contact Animal Feed Analytical Services