Forage Sampling Procedure

SAMPLING AND SHIPMENT

 The sampling stage directly affect the quality of the analytical results. It’s your responsibility to ensure the quality of the sampling, conservation and proper transportation of them, following these instructions.

PROCEDURE FOR SAMPLES DEPOSIT AT THE LABORATORY

If you bring your samples at the laboratory, you’ll have to use the delivery door on the right side of the office. Please ring the bell and once the door is open, drop off your samples and sign the register affixed inside the door.

BAGS

Please use the sampling bags supplied by the laboratory. If you can’t, a Ziploc type bag is ok.

RUSH SAMPLES: Please put your sample into a bag with red pouch.

 

SAMPLING

ALWAYS SEND A FORM PER BAG

ANALYSES

NUMBER OF SAMPLE

CHARACTERISTIC OF THE SAMPLE

TMR

1 bag

200 G TOTAL/bag

For mixing tests: 1 form per sample

DRY HAY,ROUND BALE, SQUARE BALE

1 bag

MUST BE TAKEN WITH A PROBE

STANDARD + VOMITOXIN

1 bag

200G TOTAL/bag

VOLATILS FATTY ACIDS

1 bag

SAMPLE SHOULD ARRIVE FROZEN

you have to send them in a cooler with an ice pack.

MOLD PRODUCTS

 

WON’T BE TESTED

-  STANDARD TESTING: Send the sample with the form.

-  MANY SAMPLES: Please numbered your bags and write the same number on the form.

-  TURNAROUND: turnaround time starts the next day of receiving.

-  RUSH SAMPLES: if we receive your sample after 11 am it is considered as received as of the next day. Only where rush option is checked will be analyzed with that turnaround time, a red bag is not enough.

-  SELENIUM: this kind of test will be analysed once every two weeks.

-  MOLD PRODUCTS: In order to ensure our employees heath, these samples will not be tested.

-  WASTE: Be careful to remove all waste from your samples (rope, rock or plastic, etc.).

 

 

Download and submit one form per sample

Submit a forage sample
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Submit a forage sample from Central region of Trouw Nutrition Canada
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COMPLETE with a ballpoint pen (no lead pencil). Always use your best writing or electronic version. Don’t forget to uncheck unnecessary boxes on the electronic form. ex.: toxins, last product code sent, etc.

Please put the form into the pouch provided for this purpose