feed test, balance rations, crop management, feed quality, hay, haylage
ExEx 4002 (rev)
Feed test results can be used to: (1) balance rations, (2) improve future crop management if present forage is of unsatisfactory quality, and (3) determine equitable prices for feedstuffs based on nutritive value. Results of analysis are expressed on an “as-received” and on a “100% dry matter (DM)” basis. As-received is sometimes also referred to “as-fed” or “fresh.” It includes the water or moisture in the feed. Nutrients expressed on this basis represent the nutrient content of the feed when it was received at the lab.
Garcia, Alvaro; Thiex, Nancy; Kalscheur, Kenneth; and Tjardes, Kent, "Interpreting Hay and Haylage Analysis" (2003). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 103.