Alpaca Feed and Soil Testing

Alpaca Analysis

 

 Test Desired                                                                                                Hay, Pasture, Grain or Supplement Testing

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Alpaca Comprehensive Nutrient Analysis (Submit 1 full quart per sample) Includes: Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber, Lignin, Lignin Insoluble Ash, Neutral Detergent Fiber, Crude Fat, TDN, NE1, NEm, NEg, Ash, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulfur, Sodium, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Relative Feed Value (RFV) and Qualitative Nitrate……………….$69.00

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Alpaca Basic Nutrient Analysis (Submit 1 full quart per sample) Includes: Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber, Neutral Detergent Fiber,TDN, NE1, NEm, NEg, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Relative Feed Value (RFV), Non-Fiber Carbohydrate (NFC)……………………$47.00

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Selenium (can be added to above test package)………………..$70.00

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Molybdenum (can be added to above test package)………………..$30.00
              Test Desired                                                                                         Water Testing

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Alpaca Water Suitability Analysis (Submit 1 pint – no special bottle required), (16 oz.) per sample and fill to the top) Includes: pH, Hardness, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Nitrate, Sulfate, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Total Dissolved Salts (TDS), Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, Copper, Manganese, Zinc and Iron………………………..$70.00

Water Bacteria Testing

                                                                                                                                             (Please ask for sterile 100 ml. bottle)

 TO PRODUCE THE MOST ACCURATE RESULTS:

  • Sample(s) must be submitted in a sterile 100 ML plastic bottle. Fill so the water is just above the 100 ml mark on the bottle. DO NOT UNDER/OVER FILL.
  • A minimum of 100 ml sample is required. If overfilled, DO NOT POUR OUT EXCESS.
  • Sample(s) for Bacteria Testing must arrive at our Lab within 24 Hrs. of taking sample(s) Mon. through Thurs. only. (NOT BEFORE A HOLIDAY)
  • Ship water sample(s) with an ice pack or in a cooler. DO NOT FREEZE SAMPLE(S). Coliform organisms may die if these instructions are not followed, and the results may not be accurate, or valid.

How To Take A Water Bacteria Sample     

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Bacteria (Quantitative = How Many )
For Total Coliform and E-Coli………………………………………………$40.00

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Pseudomonas Aeruginosa ………………………………………………….$40.00

 

              Test Desired                                                                        Soil Testing for Pasture or Hay

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Alpaca Soil Diagnostic Analysis (Submit 2 cups per sample, wet or dry) Includes: Organic Matter, pH, Buffer pH (Lime Test Index), Available Phosphorus and Exchangeable Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Sulfate Sulfur, Soluble Salts (EC), Sodium, Boron, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and Percent Base Saturations of Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Sodium, plus recommendations for Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potash, Magnesium and Lime. (Please identify the soil samples as Alpaca pasture or Alpaca hay field to receive special conservative recommendations to prevent over fertilization.)……………..$79.00

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Basic Soil Analysis (Submit 2 cups per sample, wet or dry) Includes: Organic Matter, pH, Buffer pH (Lime Test Index), Available Phosphorus and Exchangeable Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and Percent Base Saturations of Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Sodium, plus recommendations for Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potash, Magnesium and Lime. (Please identify the soil samples as Camelid pasture or Camelid hay field to receive special conservative recommendations to prevent over fertilization.)……………..$30.00

Click here for the sample information form to print out and send in with your samples.

Click here for “How To Take A Hay and Feedstuff Sample”

Click here for “How To Take A Soil Sample”

Click here for “How To Take A Water Sample”

Click here for the “Ideal Nutrient Levels For Hay, Pasture, and Adequate Fertility Ranges For Soil”

Click here for “Alpaca Research Article”