Protein is an extremely important component of your animals feed source. It is required on a daily basis for body condition maintenance, lactation, growth, weight gain and reproduction. Did you know that protein itself has many different components that have different functions once they enter the digestive system.
Crude Protein – Is a measure of the total amount of nitrogen containing substances in the feed, including true protein and non-protein nitrogen substances such as urea.
Available Protein – Available Protein is the amount of crude protein actually absorbed by the animal (crude protein minus the protein lost in faeces).
Acid Detergent Insoluble Crude Protein (ADICP) – also known as heat damaged or unavailable protein. Typically caused by heating during fermentation or drying, a portion of the protein reacts with carbohydrates to form an indigestible complex rendering it unavailable for digestion. ADICP escapes ruminal breakdown and represents the portion of the undegradable protein that is unavailable to the animal.
Neutral Detergent Insoluble Crude Protein (NDICP) – it has been suggested that the NDICP represents the portion of the undegradable protein that is available to the animal.
Soluble Protein (SP) – Consists of true protein and non-protein nitrogen that are rapidly broken down in the rumen. They are used to synthesize microbial protein in the rumen.
Degradable Protein (RDP) – Consists of the soluble protein and proteins of intermediate ruminal degradability. They are used to synthesize microbial protein in the rumen.
- RESULTS INCLUDE
- • Minerals
- • Crude Protein
- • Digestible Energy
- • Metabolisable Energy
- • Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF)
- • Acid Detergent Fibre (ADF)
- • Water Soluble Carbohydrates (WSC)
- • Simple Sugars (ESC)
- • Crude Fat
- • Starch
- • Ash
- PACKAGE INCLUDES
- Feed Test Quality Certificate
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