Feedstuff Laboratory

Analysing feedstuffs provides the basic parameters for healthy and efficient animal nutrition. The foundations of this analysis were laid in Weende, Germany in the 19th century, with the invention of the Weende method. Supplemented by the detergent method from Van Soest (1967) and other analyses, it is the world’s standard method for determining the nutritional value of feedstuffs.

Information about the identified dry matter content and the crude ash, crude fibre, crude protein, crude fat and nitrogen-free extractives contained in the dry matter is combined with analyses of the ADF, ADL, NDF fibre fractions and further analyses to draw conclusions about the nutritional value and optimised feed composition.