Feedstuff analyses livestock

Complete analyses

Here you will find our basic analysis packages for various feedstuffs. We refer to these packages as "complete analyses", since the most important raw nutrients and analysis parameters are included, depending on the type of the feedstuff.

The fields highlighted in light green and checked in the table, indicate in relation to the header line that the analysis parameter is included in the analysis package basic. 

 DMCACPCFADFomaNDFomEEStarchSugarpiCPProtein solubilityHFTESOMnRprEnergypHNH3N



Oil content



(fresh grasses, silages, hay, clovergrass-silage and fresh crop)

Corn (corn silage, CCM)XXXXX XX    XXXXXXX  

Total mixed ration - TMR

(not dry mixed ration)


Complete analysis + aNDFom, ADFom

(grass-, cornsilages, hay)

XXXXXXXje nach ProbenartXXje nach ProbenartXXXXXX  
Dry mixed ration for calvesXXXX  XXX    XX   X  
Pressed pulpXXXX  X      XX   X  

Whole crop grain silages

(Rye-, barley-, wheat-,...silages)

Alfalfa silageXXXX  X XXXX XXXXXX  

Legumes silages 

(broad-, pea-, lupine-silage)

Technically dried rouhageXXXXX X X    XX   X  
StrawXXXX  X       X   X  
Dried pulpXXXX  XXX    XX   X  

Corn grains

(dry, moist, ensiled)

XXXX  XXX    XX   X  

Grain legumes

(broad-, pea-, lupine-silage)

XXXX  XXX    XX   X  
GrainXXXX  XXX    XX   X  
Compound feedXXXX  XX             

Compound feed for ruminants 

XXXXX XX   X         
Compound feed for swineXXXX  XXX     X      
Compound feed for poultryXXXX  XXX     X      
Soybean-, Rapeseed extraction mealXXXX  XX      X   X  
SoybeanXXXX          X   XXX
rapeseed expellerXXXX  X X     X   X  


(Rapeseed, linseed)

XXXX    X    XX   XX 
molassesXXX     X    XX   X  
Distillers grain dryXXXX  XXX     X   X  
Distillers grain moistXXXX  XXX     XX  X  
Distillers grain liquidXXX   XXX     XX  X  
Brewer grain freshXXXX  X      XX   X  
Liquid wheyXXX   X       X   X X
milk replacerXXXX  X             X


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Special- and single analyses

Cornell grass-/cornsilages

  • complete analysis
  • fibre fraction
  • RUP, NDFD 30h, 120h, 240h, carboxylic acids, mineral nutrients P7, by pass starch 7h

Coarse feed Quality-Index

  • for grass-, corn, alfalfasilages, hay
  • complete analyses coarse feed
  • Yeasts and moulds

Corn Silage Processing score - CSPS (KPS)

  • only in combination with complete analysis

Fibre fraction

  • only in combination with complete analysis per NIRS or per reference chemistry
  • for grass-, cornsilages, hay and TMR
  • aNDFom, ADFom, ADL, NFC

Carboxylic acids and/or alcohols

  • acetic acid, propionic acid, butyric acid, lactic acid
  • 1,2 propanediol + ethanol + propanol

Aerobic stability

  • Aerobic stability in days, loss of dry matter in %

Biogenic amines

  • Putrescin, Histamine, Cadaverine, Phenylamine, Tryptamine, Tyramine, Gamma-Aminobutyric acid

Water-soluble carbohydrates

  • sucrose, fructose, fructans and glucose

Harvesting date

  • for grass (DM, CA, CP, ADFom, CF, EE, sugar, HFT, uCP, energy, harvesting date in days)
  • for whole crop silages (DM, CA, CP, CF, EE, sugar, starch, HFT, uCP, energy, harvesting date in days)
  • for corn (please send 5 corn coleb)



Single analyses

  • sensorial assessment
  • value for money 
  • determination dry matter 
  • freeze-drying
  • crude ash
  • hydrochloric acid insoluble crude ash
  • crude fibre, aNDFom, ADFom, ADL
  • sieving analysis
  • structure value
  • pe NDF (aNDFom + sieving analysis, only in combination with sieving analysis)
  • ether extract
  • ehter extract with hydrochloric acid pulping
  • oil content in oilseeds
  • fatty acid spectrum
  • peroxid value
  • acid value
  • crude protein (total nitrogen)
  • pepsin insoluble crude protein
  • RUP CP-fractions (A, B1, B2, B3, C)
  • uCP via moHFT
  • ammonium nitrogen
  • nitrate
  • nitrite
  • urea
  • urease activity in soy products
  • sugar
  • lactose
  • starch
  • by pass starch
  • enzymatic starch
  • gas production test (HFT)
  • enzyme soluble organic matter (ESOM)
  • pH-value
  • acid-binding capacity
  • buffering capacity



Mineral nutrients

Mineral nutrients P5

  • Ca, P, Na, Mg, K

Mineral nutrients P11

  • Ca, P, Na, Mg, K, Cl, S, Cu, Zn, Mn, Fe, DCAB



single analyses

  • Ca, P, Na, Mg, K, Cl, S, Cu, Zn, Mn, Fe, Se, Co, Mo, Ni, Sn, Cr, Pb, Cd, As, Hg, Tl, Al



Vitamins and amino acids

Vitamins - single analyses

  • Vitamin A, D3 (1000IE/kg), D3 (300IE/kg), E, C, Beta-Carotene

Amino acids - single analyses

  • lysine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan, cysteine

Amino acids - analysis packages

  • lysine + methionine
  • lysine + methionine + cysteine + threonine + valine + histidine

Microbiological and toxicological analyses

Yeasts and moulds

  • prduct-typical and spoilage-indicating microorganism

Mycotoxins - ELISA - single analyses

  • Aflatoxin B1, DON, ZEA

Mycotoxins - [LC-MS] - complete package

  • DON, ZEA, T-2/HT2-Toxin,Ochratoxin A

other single analyses

  • bacteria
  • lactic acid bacteria
  • salmonella in feedstuffs
  • listeria monocytogenes
  • Clostridium perfringens + Clostridium botulinum
  • presumptive, vegetative, sulfit reduced clostridia
  • proportion of ergot 

Undesirable and prohibited substances


  • screening GMO: corn, soy, grain, rapeseed
  • GMO identification per target
  • GMO quantification per target

Residues plant protection products

  • Plant treatment products general
  • glyphosate

Environmental toxins

  • non-dioxin-like PCB
  • dioxin
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • heavy metals package (Cd, Hg, Pb. As)
  • heavy metals single analysis (Cd/Hg/Pb/As)

antinutritive plant ingredients

  • analysis for glucosinolates
  • ergot alkaloids
  • hydrocyanic acid

QS monitoring


  • Aflatoxin B1, DON, ZEA (ELISA)
  • Aflatoxin B1, DON, ZEA, Ochratoxin A (HPLC)
  • Order form must be created via QS database

Residues plant protection products

  • plant production products - multi method
  • chlormequat
  • Order form must be created via QS database

Environmental toxins

  • dioxin
  • dioxin-like PCB
  • non-dioxin-like PCB
  • dioxin and dioxin-like PCB (common determination in one sample)
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • heavy metals (Cd, Hg, Pb, As)
  • Order form must be created via QS database

single analyses

  • salmonella QS
  • animal ingredients
  • antibiotic substances (compound feed + concentrates)
  • antibiotically activ substances (court mixture)
  • methanol (in crude glycerine)
  • water content in oils and fats
  • Order form must be created via QS database

Minimum quantities of sample material for QS examinations

Parameterdry samples (e.g.: soy, grain, compound feed) in g/kg OSmoist samples (e.g.: brewer's grains, whey, liquid feedstuff) in g/kg OS
heavy metals50150
Aflatoxin B130100
Deoxynivalenon (DON)30100
Zearalenon (ZEA)30100
Ochratoxin A (OTA)30100
plant protection products100100
(only) dioxin300300
(only) dioxin-like PCB300300
dioxin + dioxin-like PCB400400
non-dioxin-like PCB300350
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbonates100400
antibiotically activ substances3030
animal ingredients300300
methanol 1 Liter
hydrocianic acid150150
packaging material 150150
dry matter50150

OS=Original substance

We are obliged to create retention samples in sufficient quantity. Therefore, the sample quantity is to be doubled if necessary.

New price list

Please note that a new pricelist for our analyses will apply at LKS mbH from April 2024. We will be happy to provide you with these upon request.

Our feedstuff analytics livestock

As a DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and DIN ISO 9001 certified laboratory, we offer a variety of different feed analyses for all types of livestock.

You will find a large part of our analyses in the above headings and boxes. If you still cannot find the analysis you are looking for, please call us - we will be happy to advise you.

That's what we stand for:

  • high quality in analytics
  • short analytics time 
  • most modern analysis methods
  • comprehensive range of analyses
  • very good price-performance ratio
  • neutrality

Instructions for feed sampling can be found HERE.

We will also be happy to provide you with packaging material for your sample free of charge.

Consulting and attestation

for chemical feedstuff analyses

+49 37206 87-140

Dr. Wolfram Richardt

LKS Labore

Head of laboratories
+49 37206 87-138