stock-feed

Stockfeed testing

Symbio Laboratories works with many of Australia’s leading stockfeed and supplement suppliers to provide assistance with raw material specification, product development and research. Many of Australia’s largest feedlots rely on analysis from Symbio Laboratories for the specification of their raw materials and monitoring of feed quality systems.

Staff at Symbio Laboratories have extensive experience in the livestock, stockfeed and supplement industries so that clients not only receive accurate and timely results from their product testing, but also have access to interpretation services, to ensuring  laboratory results are utilized appropriately within their production system.

Analysis available includes:

  • Chemical and nutritional value
  • Vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Faecal NIR
  • Microbiological
  • Aflatoxins and other mycotoxins
  • Stock and irrigation water
  • Pesticide residue and environmental contaminants
  • Ionophores, antibiotics and growth promotants
  • Faecal NIR

Industry leading equipment and service

When it comes to laboratory analysis, the devil is in the detail, and accuracy and reproducibility of results are paramount. Symbio Laboratories is a NATA accredited laboratory, and has at its disposal some of the most modern laboratory equipment available.

Our state of the art equipment allows for low level detection of many compounds and improves turnaround times and accuracy, for Symbio Laboratories to provide a better all-round service for our customers.

Symbio Laboratories handles a wide variety of stockfeed, premix and commodity products including:

  • Whole and processed grains
  • Tallows and oils
  • Stockfeed premixes
  • Mineral sources
  • Oil seeds and their by-products
  • Fibre sources, silage, hay and pasture
  • Medicated supplements
  • Mineral sources
  • Novel by-product ingredients
  • Animal by-products
  • Finished stockfeeds, supplements and blocks.

  • Mineral sources

Massive scope, Detail-specific

Over 2000 different tests are conducted within our laboratory, with the following capabilities of particular relevance to the stockfeed and grain industries:

  • Physical analysis of grain quality attributes
  • Nutritional analysis by wet chemistry for protein, fats, minerals, vitamins, fibre fractions, energy, ash, moisture and starch.
  • Fatty acid profile
  • Sugar profile
  • Near lnfrared Reflectance (NIR) for major nutritional parameters.
  • Residue analysis for pesticides, herbicides, fumigants.
  • Residue analysis for aflatoxins and mycotoxins.
  • Quantification of medicated ingredients such as ionophores, anthelmintics and antibiotics.

Improve your Stockfeed Testing and Analysis

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