WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released a new web-based form for forage and feed analysis on July 28. The form should be completed online prior to mailing or dropping off samples. To access this online form, please click on the following link Forage Sample Analysis Form. Once you’ve completed the form just click Summary, and your information will be sent directly to the lab.
REMEMBER: Please be sure to label each sample clearly, AND include an envelope containing your payment (cash/check) (a complete analysis is typically $10) with your name written clearly on the envelope.
SAMPLE SIZE REQUIREMENTS FOR ANALYSIS:
Fresh forage, hay, and silage samples must fill a gallon-sized bag. Grain, roughage, home mix, or TMR samples must fill a quart-sized bag. The NCDA Farm Feed Testing Service will not analyze COMMERCIAL FEED SAMPLES.
Include check or money order made payable to NCDA&CS. If paying by credit card: Please indicate as such on your form, and make sure to include your phone number and a member of our staff will call you to process your order. * DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION. We will call you.
If via US Postal Service, mail to: Forage Testing, NCDA&CS, 1070 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1070 If via FedEx or UPS, mail to: Forage Testing, NCDA&CS, 4000 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center has a hay probe that can be checked out to aid you in pulling your samples. Email, April Bowman, Extension Agent, Livestock, Forages, and 4-H Youth Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-703-2855 to inquire about borrowing it.
–April Bowman, N.C. State Extension