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Kansas State University’s lab can now analyze forage samples

Contributed by Mary Lou Peter Published on 08 January 2018

Kansas State University’s analytical lab has expanded its services and can now analyze forage samples to give farmers and ranchers a clearer picture of what their animals are consuming.

The lab has primarily been a meat science lab for proximate analysis, but the new lab manager, Katie Hargrove, said services have been expanded to include mineral and fiber analysis, and nitrate testing. It is located in Weber Hall on the Manhattan campus. Among the tests offered are moisture and dry matter content, crude protein, calculated total digestible nutrient analyses and more.

More information is available on the website or by contacting Hargrove via email or by calling (785) 532-1276.  end mark

Mary Lou Peter is with K-State Research and Extension.

—From Kansas Forage and Grassland Council news release

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