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Animal Feed Analysis

Salamon & Seaber carries out a wide range of analyses for testing the commodities used in the manufacture of compound animal feeding stuffs. These include Soya Bean Meal, Palm Kernel Extraction, Sunflower Seed Extraction, Rapeseed Extraction, cereal by-products, and animal by-products such as Fish Meal, Meat & Bone Meal, Poultry Meal, Feather Meal, compound feeds, pet foods, bird and other wild animal foods etc.

We are Official Analysts to the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) and provide analysis using methods listed in GAFTA Form 130 for contractual purposes.

Salamon & Seaber is a member of GAFTA Trade Assurance Scheme (GTAS) (Laboratory No. 001) as an approved analyst, certified by NSF-CMI Certification Ltd. Membership of the Scheme is important for all companies operating in the international grain and feed trade and provides independent assurance to those in the chain of supply.

As a GAFTA Approved Analyst we operate in accordance with GAFTA rules, testing the quality and condition of goods. To maintain approval an analyst participates in GAFTA ring testing schemes.

Other standard methods of analysis such as those of the AOCS and AOAC are also used to check or verify product quality.

Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA): Approved Analysts Cattle Feeding

Accredited Analysis

The major analytical methods used in the analysis of these commodities are included in our "UKAS schedule of accreditation".

  • Aflatoxin
  • Ash
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Carbonates (-CO3)
  • Erucic Acid (Determined from fatty acid profile)
  • Fibre
  • Moisture
  • Nitrogen (N)
  • Oil A & Oil B
  • Phosphorus (P)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Protein
  • Protein Digestibility
  • Protein Digestibility (Torry method)
  • Salt (NaCl)
  • Sand Only
  • Sand &/or Silica
  • Sodium (Na)
  • Starch
  • Sugar
  • Urease activity

We also carry out the following analysis

  • Biogenic Amines (Histamine, Cadaverine, Putrescine, Tyramine)
  • Lysine
  • Determination of Metabolisable Energy Values (Ruminants & Poultry)
  • Protein Dispersability Index
  • Protein Dispersible in KOH
  • Total Volatile Nitrogen (TVN)
  • Trace Elements: Magnesium (Mg), Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Iodine (I), etc.
  • Vitamins A, D & E.
Animal feed sample Sunflower seed pellets Animal feed sample

Undesirable Substances

We are able to determine the presence of the following undesirable substances as listed in The Feeding Stuffs (England) Regulations 2005, (S.I. 2005 No. 3281), and amendments

  • Castor seed / caster seed husks
  • Ergot
  • Ethoxyquin
  • Free Gossypol
  • Glucosinolates
  • Heavy Metals: Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg)
  • Hydrocyanic Acid (HCN)
  • Nitrites (-NO2)
  • Residual Solvents (as Hexane)
  • Shell in Palm Kernel
  • Theobromine
  • Volatile mustard oil
  • Weed seed and undesirable plant seed residues

Other undesirable substances are sub-contracted to our trusted, UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

  • Antibiotics
  • Dioxins & Dioxin like PCB's
  • Fluorine (F)
  • Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
  • Pesticides
  • Radioactivity
Fish meal sample Palm Kernal Meal Sunflower seed sample

For further information please contact Mr Roberto Campana (E-Mail:, consult our Arabic, French, Polish, or German speaking contacts, or use our quotation form.
Salamon & Seaber Ltd.
1st Floor, 2-8 Beaumont Grove,
London. E1 4NQ
United Kingdom
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