Agronomy Program

Publications / Dr. Joao Vendramini

Forage Extension Laboratory

Forms

Mail your completed form, sample, and payment made out to "University of Florida" to:

Forage Extension Laboratory
Range Cattle REC
3401 Experiment Station
Ona FL 33865

Forage samples will be received daily and results reported about 2 weeks from the date the sample is received. The report will contain crude protein and total digestible nutrients (TDN). The cost of the sample will be $ 7.00 (new price as of Nov. 2013).

Remember, properly collecting and identifying a forage sample is very important. Hay samples should be taken with a core where the sampler is driven into the end of a rectangular bale or the rounded side of a round bale. Several cores should be combined in one composite sample. Each cutting should be sampled and analyzed.

Pastures can be collected by "hand-plucked" samples or cut with scissors from different places around the pasture. Samples should be sent to the laboratory immediately after they are placed in a plastic bag. Remember, your results are only as good as your sample. More information about forage sampling can be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/aa192.

If you have any questions about the Forage Extension Laboratory, please contact Joe Vendramini, jv@ufl.edu, (863) 735-1314 ext 205.

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