Animals need balanced diets to ensure availability of all required nutrients such as protein, energy, minerals and vitamins. If feed is deficient in any of these important nutrients, the animal will perform below potential. The objective in terms of feed formulation is to optimize the diets to maximize profit for the farmers.
To produce a balanced poultry or fish feed, it is necessary to know the nutrient content of each of the ingredients used to produce the feed. While average nutritive values can be used in formulation rations, it is often found that the actual nutrient value of an ingredient is much higher or lower than average. The only way to be sure that the final feed has the required nutrients at the least cost, is to obtain a lab analysis report that indicates the nutritive value of a representative sample.
The following nutrition factors are determined in Adarsha Feed Lab by observing feed ingredients or produced feed for Fish, Poultry, Shrimp and Cattle:
|3.||Crude Protein||9.||Per-oxide Value||15.||Metabolic energy determinatio|
|4.||Crude Fibre||10.||Ammonia||16.||Non protein nitrogen|
|5.||Crude Fat||11.||Silica||17.||Acid value of oil|