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Analysis. Work environment: areas and methods of intervention

Full testing of the individual phases of agro-zootechnical production and monitoring of the animals’ health and wellbeing.

Laboratorio Analisi Zootecniche Mancinelli - Gonzaga


Very often the composition or degree of uniformity of a trench silo, a large quantity of dry feed, or a mixer cart for cattle are taken for granted: in reality, removal of systematic oversight can produce many surprises, especially in the finished product: TMR (total mixed ration).

Only systematic analysis of the feed and the mix allows control of the ration given
With reduced frequency, but with equally serious consequences, we find the same critical points in commercial mixes of other species (e.g. swine).

Elevated composition variability, beyond causing costly livestock issues, reduces the product’s efficiency.
The NIR and XRF techniques have been expressly developed to improve the frequency and the timing of the monitoring, reducing costs at the same time.


The periodic checks of the raw materials upon arrival verifies the quality and consistency of the service providers, allows the optimisation of the formulation and contributes to the safeguarding of the inspections by oversight bodies and clients. The efficiency of this latter function is aided by the systematic analysis of the finished product (feed) with the NIR and XRF tools for the nutritional breakdown. It provides excellent repeatability at easily sustainable costs.

Your clients attach ever-increasing importance to the quality and nutritional value of the feed: together we will create an oversight plan of the nutritional value and of contamination by toxins or other unwanted substances.

This will be the added value of your product.



Support for Nutritionists

SegnalWe would like to highlight two new and advanced tools that we have recently developed:

  1. 1. The NIR analytical profile of the USA DAIRYLAND laboratory (see link) to answer the need for dynamic feed rationing inspired by the CNCPS (Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System);
  2. The preparation of an NIR curve for faecal matter (for now only BOVINE) the parameters of which (PG-LG-CEN-NDF-ADF-ADL-STARCH) allow for the ‘live’ evaluation of the digestive efficiency on an absolute (evident digestibility) or comparative (with varying rations) level.


Our laboratory, although not equipped to carry out the standard tests on fermenting products, can support the oversight of biogas through the analytical breakdown of the products upon arrival. This is insofar as the parameters and analytical methods are strictly zootechnical.

Beyond this, with the PG-LG-CEN-NDF parameters (obtained either through NIR or traditional chemistry) based on a formula created by Prof. Paolo Berzaghi, we can estimate the biochemical methane potential (BMP) within a cost and time-frame unrivalled by static or dynamic methods.

Liquid manure and digestates

A similar argument can be made for solid/liquid waste, for biogas digestates and the related separation products, the fertilising characteristics of which are often in high demand for use in the fertilisation of agricultural land. We are able to identify nitrogen and its fractions. Using XRF, we are also able to assess the mineral composition and estimate the presence of potentially polluting elements.