About our laboratory – CVAS laboratory services from UBM
The UBM Group has a continuously developing, outstanding laboratory background and is at the service of its customers with new, modern instruments and equipment used for the organoleptic, physical and chemical analysis of feeds. Our goal is to obtain accreditation for our measurement methods for which there is real market demand.
In 2014 we started a co-operation with Cumberland Valley Analytical Services (CVAS), a laboratory in the United States, as a result of which our group was given the possibility to be the exclusive representative of CVAS in Europe. The CVAS laboratory has a long history of state-of-the-art research background and an analytical instrument pool efficiently adapted to the demands of the feed industry.
Our main focus is the analysis of feed raw materials used in the dairy industry.
Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) spectroscopy – our partners need rapid, inexpensive and accurate analyses, which are no longer possible without this technique.
We monitor our feeds by analyzing large numbers of samples, with a view to the seasonal changes of fermented feeds and to the deviations arising from sampling procedures. This is difficult to manage for laboratories using traditional wet chemistry methods for constraints of time and cost.
Why different, why more?
Analysis of more than 30 different parameters based on the biological model of high-producing ruminant animals!
Knowledge of the protein fractions:
Non-protein nitrogen (NPN)/Ammonia,
Rumen degradable protein (RDP) determination,
ADF Protein or Acid Detergent Insoluble Crude Protein (ADICP): protein bound to the acid detergent fraction. This protein fraction cannot be utilized by the animal,
NDF protein or neutral detergent insoluble crude protein (NDICP): the residual crude protein content of the neutral detergent fraction. This protein fraction bypasses the rumen but can be utilized by the animal.
Determination of the digestible part of the NDF fraction (after incubation for 12, 30, 120, or 240 hours) and of the indigestible part of the NDF fraction (the residue after incubation for 30, 120, or 240 hours) by in vitro
Accurate knowledge of other carbohydrates:
Starch digestibility (incubation for 7 hours + enzymatic test)
Ether extract (crude fat)
The total fatty acid content of the ether extract
Rumen Unsaturated Fatty Acid Load (RUFAL) using TMR samples
Macroelements (Ca, P, Mg, K, S, Na)
Calculation of Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) using TMR samples
Monitoring the efficiency of fermentation (analysis of volatile fatty acids)