Drought situations result in low hay suppliesand many livestock producers feed supplemental grains or by-product feeds. To know what supplement is best to feed with a given hay, it is necessary to have a forage test of the hay done and to know the animal's feed requirement. Below is a list of forage testing laboratories in states surrounding West Virginia that can analyze forage samples for their nutritional quality. This list is not all-inclusive and is not intended as an endorsement of these facilities.
Many of these laboratories are members of the National Forage Testing Association. Member labs participate in a regular quality assurance program that tests their analytical procedures to ensure they provide accurate reports to customers. To see if labs are certified by the National Forage Testing Association, you can check the Association's member list on the WWW at http://www.foragetesting.org .
Many local feed stores provide forage testing services free or at a low cost to customers buying supplemental feeds. Check with local stores to see what services they provide.
Laboratories providing forage testing services: