ANIMAL FEED ANALYTICAL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE LABORATORY, NAMAKKAL

Objectives

  • To analyze nutrient profile, contaminants, adulterants and mycotoxins in feed/feed ingredients
  • To counsel for effective utilization of analyzed results
  • To advise on nutrition related problems of livestock and poultry farmers
  • To run the laboratory on cost- effective basis

Details of the Centre : Department / Unit

Namakkal, a strong layer poultry belt and having a good dairy activity around did not have a sound facility to test the feeds meant for poultry and livestock. The feed ingredients purchased in large quantities to meet the demand of about 80+ lakh layers (during 1993-94) were used without any analyzing facility for their nutrient contents, adulterants, contaminants or mycotoxins resulting in nutritional deficiencies or disorders leading to diseases. Considering these necessities, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University started this laboratory on 14th April 1994 at Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal for testing feed/feed ingredients for their proximate components and mycotoxins on cost-effective basis for the benefit of Poultry/Livestock farmers. Currently the laboratory is doing 55 types of analysis, covering a wide range of analytical parameters.

Major Activities

  • Estimation of proximate principles
  • Estimation of major and trace mineral contents
  • Quantification of mycotoxins
  • Quantification of contaminants and adulterants
  • Quantification of fat soluble and B-complex vitamins
  • Estimation of fatty acid profile
  • Quality testing for water for livestock and poultry
  • Computerized feed formulation
  • Technical advises to poultry farmers
  • Co-ordinating with other departments on research activities

Salient Achievements and Works

  • Multi-mycotoxin quantification by simplified quick procedure and results within 24 hours.
  • B-complex and fat soluble vitamin quantification in vitamin premixes.
  • Dissemination of results for by SMS and email within 24-36 hrs based on the type of analysis.
  • Soluble protein analysis in soybean meal.
  • ISO 17025 certified during 2006-07 and 2007-08; presently involved to go for NABL accreditation.

State of the Art Facilities Available

  • Semi Automated Nitrogen Distillation Systems
  • Semi Automated Ether Extraction systems
  • Advanced Fibre Extraction system
  • Double beam UV Visible Spectrophotometers
  • Spectrofluro Meter
  • High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Amino acid Analyser
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Gas Chromatography - Mass spectrometer
  • Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometer
  • Stereo zoom Microscope

 

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Services Offered

  • Feed analysis and quality assurance.
  • Feed formulations for different classes of livestock and poultry.
  • Suitable advises on technical aspects of feed manufacturing, feeding etc.
  • Weather based advisory to the local poultry industry and agricultural farming, twice a week covering all seven days, with India Meteorological Department as 100% funding agency and collaborating with PDDSL and KVK, Namakkal and production departments of VC & RI, Namakkal - 2.
ANALYTICAL SERVICES RENDERED AND THEIR CHARGES

RATES FOR TAMILNADU STATE

S.No. TESTS DONE Charges Rs. S.No. TESTS DONE Charges Rs
1 MOISTURE 80.00 28 MAGNESIUM 120.00
2 CRUDE PROTEIN 100.00 29 FREE FATTY ACID 120.00
3 CRUDE FIBRE 100.00 30 FORMALDEHYDE 100.00
4 ETHER EXTRACT 100.00 31 SOLUBLE PROTEIN 180.00
5 SAND AND SILICA 100.00 32 B-COMPLEX VITAMINS 1000.00
6 TOTAL ASH 80.00 33 CELLULASE 150.00
7 PROXIMATE ANALYSIS (1,2,3,4 and 6) 370.00 34 XYLANASE 150.00
8 CALCIUM 100.00 35 PECTINASE 150.00
9 PHOSPHORUS 100.00 36 PHYTASE 150.00
10 SALT 100.00 37 MULTI ENZYME
( 33,34,35 & 36 )
600.00
11 COMPLETE ANALYSIS
(1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 & 10 )
700.00 38 PHYTASE IN PHYTASE SPECIFIC ENZYME 400.00
12 CALCIUM, PHOSPHOROUS. SAND AND SILICA 200 39 THIRAM– QUALITATIVE
- Do - QUANTITATIVE
80.00
200.00
13 UREA 120.00 40 VITAMIN A 500.00
14 AFLATOXIN 200.00 41 VITAMIN B2 120.00
15 OCHRATOXIN 200.00 42 VITAMIN K3 220.00
16 T-2 TOXIN 200.00 43 VITAMIN E 500.00
17 CITRININ 200.00 44 UREASE ACTIVITY 120.00
18 STERIGMATOCYSTIN 200.00 45 IODIDE 150.00
19 MULTIMYCOTOXINS
(14 TO 18)
400.00 46 SULPHATE 150.00
20 T-2 TOXIN-CULTURE 400.00 47 OXYTETRACYCLINE 380.00
21 CITRININ-CULTURE 400.00 48 MOLYBDENUM 280.00
22 AFLATOXIN-CULTURE 400.00 49 CHOLINE CHLORIDE 280.00
23 OCHRATOXIN-CULTURE 400.00 50 OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 1000.00
24 MANGANESE 120.00 51 DL- METHIONINE 180.00
25 IRON 120.00 52 NITRITE (Water) 120.00
26 ZINC 180.00 53 TDS 80.00
27 COPPER 120.00 54 VITAMIN C 250.00
  • The revised rates take effect from 01.04.2015.  Courier charges will be extra, if requested.
  • The cost for the analysis along with the sample should be in the form of DD to be drawn in favour of “PROFESSOR AND HEAD, AFAQAL" Payable at NAMAKKAL.
  • Sample size:  Feed and feed ingredients - 250 g; Other samples – 100 g in air tight plastic container; Liquid material - 250 ml in leak proof container along with clear labels and marks over each sample.
  • The samples along with covering/request letter should be addressed to “Animal Feed Analytical and Quality Assurance Laboratory, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal - 637 002, TAMIL NADU.
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RATES FOR OTHER STATES

S.No. TESTS DONE Charges Rs. S.No. TESTS DONE Charges Rs.
1 MOISTURE
150.00
28 MAGNESIUM 170.00
2 CRUDE PROTEIN
180.00
29 FREE FATTY ACID 170.00
3 CRUDE FIBRE
180.00
30 FORMALDEHYDE 170.00
4 ETHER EXTRACT
180.00
31 SOLUBLE PROTEIN 220.00
5 SAND AND SILICA
180.00
32 B-COMPLEX VITAMINS 1400.00
6 TOTAL ASH
180.00
33 CELLULASE 200.00
7 PROXIMATE ANALYSIS (1,2,3,4 and 6)
650.00
34 XYLANASE 200.00
8 CALCIUM
180.00
35 PECTINASE 200.00
9 PHOSPHORUS
180.00
36 PHYTASE 200.00
10 SALT
180.00
37 MULTI ENZYME
( 33,34,35 & 36 )
750.00
11 COMPLETE ANALYSIS
(1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 & 10)
1150.00
38 PHYTASE IN PHYTASE SPECIFIC ENZYME 500.00
12 CALCIUM, PHOSPHOROUS. SAND AND SILICA
450.00
39 THIRAM– QUALITATIVE-Do - QUANTITATIVE

150.00

220.00

13 UREA
150.00
40 VITAMIN A 650.00
14 AFLATOXIN
300.00
41 VITAMIN B2 180.00
15 OCHRATOXIN
250.00
42 VITAMIN K3 250.00
16 T-2 TOXIN
250.00
43 VITAMIN E 600.00
17 CITRININ
250.00
44 UREASE ACTIVITY 220.00
18 STERIGMATOCYSTIN
250.00
45 IODIDE 220.00
19 MULTIMYCOTOXINS (14 TO 18)
750.00
46 SULPHATE 220.00
20 T-2 TOXIN-CULTURE
550.00
47 OXYTETRACYCLINE 500.00
21 CITRININ-CULTURE
550.00
48 MOLYBDENUM 400.00
22 AFLATOXIN-CULTURE
550.00
49 CHOLINE CHLORIDE 400.00
23 OCHRATOXIN-CULTURE
550.00
50 OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 1500.00
24 MANGANESE
150.00
51 DL- METHIONINE 220.00
25 IRON
150.00
52 NITRITE (Water) 150.00
26 ZINC
220.00
53 TDS 100.00
27 COPPER
170.00
54 VITAMIN C 350.00
  • The revised rates take effect from 01.04.2015. Courier charges will be extra, if requested.
  • The cost for the analysis along with the sample should be in the form of DD to be drawn in favour of "PROFESSOR AND HEAD, AFAQAL" Payable at NAMAKKAL.
  • Sample size: Feed and feed ingredients - 250 g; Other samples – 100 g in air tight plastic container; Liquid material - 250 ml in leak proof container along with clear labels and marks over each sample.
  • The samples along with covering/request letter should be addressed to "Animal Feed Analytical and Quality Assurance Laboratory, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal - 637 002, TAMIL NADU.
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OTHER COUNTRIES

S.No. TESTS DONE Charges US $ S.No. TESTS DONE Charges US $
1 MOISTURE 10 28 MAGNESIUM 10
2 CRUDE PROTEIN 10 29 FREE FATTY ACID 10
3 CRUDE FIBRE 10 30 FORMALDEHYDE 10
4 ETHER EXTRACT 10 31 SOLUBLE PROTEIN 20
5 SAND AND SILICA 10 32 B-COMPLEX VITAMINS 50
6 TOTAL ASH 10 33 CELLULASE 10
7 PROXIMATE ANALYSIS (1,2,3,4 and 6) 40 34 XYLANASE 10
8 CALCIUM 10 35 PECTINASE 10
9 PHOSPHORUS 10 36 PHYTASE 10
10 SALT 10 37 MULTI ENZYME
(33,34,35 & 36)
30
11 COMPLETE ANALYSIS (1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 & 10) 80 38 PHYTASE IN PHYTASE SPECIFIC ENZYME 20
12 CALCIUM, PHOSPHOROUS. SAND AND SILICA 25 39 THIRAM– QUALITATIVE 10
13 UREA 12 -Do-QUANTITATIVE 20
14 AFLATOXIN 15 40 VITAMIN A 15
  - - 41 VITAMIN B2 10
15 OCHRATOXIN 15 42 VITAMIN K3 10
16 T-2 TOXIN 15 43 VITAMIN E 10
17 CITRININ 15 44 UREASE ACTIVITY 10
18 STERIGMATOCYSTIN 15 45 IODIDE 10
19 MULTIMYCOTOXINS ( 14 TO 18 ) 30 46 SULPHATE 10
20 T-2 TOXIN-CULTURE 20 47 OXYTETRACYCLINE 15
21 CITRININ-CULTURE 20 48 MOLYBDENUM 15
22 AFLATOXIN-CULTURE 20 49 CHOLINE CHLORIDE 10
23 OCHRATOXIN-CULTURE 20 50 OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 50
24 MANGANESE 10 51 DL- METHIONINE 15
25 IRON 10 52 NITRITE (Water) 10
26 ZINC 10 53 TDS 10
27 COPPER 10 54 VITAMIN C 15
  • The revised rates take effect from 01.04.2015. Courier charges will be extra, if requested.
  • The cost for the analysis along with the sample should be in the form of DD to be drawn in favour of "PROFESSOR AND HEAD, AFAQAL" Payable at NAMAKKAL.
  • Sample size: Feed and feed ingredients - 250 g; Other samples – 100 g in air tight plastic container; Liquid material - 250 ml in leak proof container along with clear labels and marks over each sample.
  • The samples along with covering/request letter should be addressed to "Animal Feed Analytical and Quality Assurance Laboratory, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal - 637 002, TAMIL NADU.
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Other Actvities
  • Skill development course
Name of the Course FEED ANALYTICAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Duration 3 MONTHS
Eligibility Bachelor Degree In Science Subjects Or Bachelor Degree In Any Subjects With Feed Milling Experience
Medium of Instructions English
Course Fee Rs. 5000/-
Date of Start Any Time
Employment Opportunity Feed Mill quality control laboratories & Hatcheries

  • Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva - Agro-meteorological Advisory services
  • Modernization /upgradation of Animal feed analytical laboratory for testing of animal/poultry products funded by APEDA.

Faculty

Dr. A.Natarajan, Professor and Head
Dr. R.P.Senthil Kumar, Assistant Professor
Dr. R.Kavitha, Assistant Professor