Uses and Abuses of NIR for Feed Analysis
Dan Undersander (University of Wisconsin)
IntroductionDairymen use feed and forage testing to reduce feed costs and maximize production. As such, accuracy of the feed tests are of great concern. The true objective of a forage or feed analysis is to predict animal performance from the forage and feed used in a ration formulated to meet nutrient requirements. This means that dairymen must consider, first, does the test relate to animal perf...