Contracted out by Trouw Nutrition (GB), grass silage, maize silage, wholecrops and fresh grass are analysed using the latest scanning Near Infra-Red (NIR) technology. The calibrations are routinely monitored against inhouse 'wet' chemistry techniques and they participate in the ring tests and quality assurance systems as members of the F.A.A (Forage Analysis Assurance Group).
Forage Mineral Analysis
Our Forage Mineral Analysis measures 16. Macro-Elements - Calcium (Ca), Phosphorus (P), Magnesium (Mg), Potassium (K), Sodium (Na), Chloride (Cl), Sulphur (S). Micro-Elements - Iron (Fe), Aluminium (Al), Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn), Cobalt (Co), Selenium (Se), Iodine (I), Copper (Cu), Molybdenum (Mo) and Related Mineral Parameters - Cation-Anion Balance, Relative Copper Antagonism, Soil Contamination Index.
We work with benchmarking and business consultants along with banks and accountants to establish benchmarking groups for our customers. The objective is for like-minded farmers to learn from each other by sharing information on performance to drive their businesses forward and improve profitability. Wynnstay's role in establishing benchmarking groups is purely as facilitators with no obligation to do business with us.
Milk Mineral Analysis
The mineral analysis of milk samples from dairy herds is now widely recognised to be a useful indicator of the status of trace elements, particularly Selenium, Iodine and Molybdenum. Our Milk Mineral Analysis report is designed to help monitor herd trace element status. Monthly bulk tank samples allow herd health to be monitored over a period of time. Up to seven samples can be reported on one sheet, allowing easy comparison with previous samples. We analyse 6 mineral microelements in milk: Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Molybdenum (Mo), Iodine (I), Selenium (Se).