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

Animal Feed Analytical and Quality Assurance Laboratory' was started on 14th April 1994 in the hospital premises of Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal and now works in its own building at college premises. Namakkal, a strong layer poultry belt and having a good dairy activity around did not have a 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 for testing feed/feed ingredients for their proximate components and mycotoxins on cost-effective basis for the benefit of Poultry/Livestock farmers. In due course of time, the type of analyses increased from 12 parameters to 54 parameters now, 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 Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Quality of feed grade oils
  • Quality of water
  • Computerized feed formulation
  • Technical advises to poultry farmers and
  • Coordinating with other departments on research activities

Salient Achievements and Works

  • Multimycotoxin quantification in single simplified quick procedure and results within 24 hours.
  • B-complex and fat soluble vitamin quantification in vitamin premixes.
  • Results for other tests generally sent by SMS within 24-36 hrs based on the type of analysis.
  • Soluble protein analysis in soybean meal as a tool of assessment of its quality.
  • ISO 17025 certified lab during 2006-07 and 2007-08; presently involved to go for NABL accreditation.
  • New own spacious laboratory building at college campus.
  • Number of samples received for analysis is increasing showing awareness amongst the farmers.

State of the Art Facilities Available

  • Semi Automated Kjeldhal Distillation Unit
  • Semi Automated Ether Extraction, Fibre Analysis Unit
  • UV Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Spectrofluro Meter
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer –Mass Spectrometer

 

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Services Offered

  • Feed analysis and quality assurance
  • 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

TAMIL NADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
ANIMAL FEED ANALYTICAL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE LABORATORY
Veterinary College and Reserach Institute, Namakkal-637 002, TAMIL NADU
Ph.No: 91- 4286 - 266288,  Fax No. 91- 4286 - 266388, 
E mail : afaqalnam@gmail.com

S.No. TESTS DONE Charges Rs. S.No. TESTS DONE Charges Rs
1 MOISTURE 70 28 MAGNESIUM 100
2 CRUDE PROTEIN 80 29 FREE FATTY ACID 100
3 CRUDE FIBRE 80 30 FORMALDEHYDE 80
4 ETHER EXTRACT 80 31 SOLUBLE PROTEIN 150
5 SAND AND SILICA 80 32 B-COMPLEX VITAMINS 900
6 TOTAL ASH 70 33 CELLULASE 100
7 PROXIMATE ANALYSIS (1,2,3,4 and 6) 350 34 XYLANASE 100
8 CALCIUM 80 35 PECTINASE 100
9 PHOSPHORUS 80 36 PHYTASE 100
10 SALT 80 37 MULTI ENZYME
( 33,34,35 & 36 )
400
11 COMPLETE ANALYSIS
(1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 & 10 )
550 38 PHYTASE IN PHYTASE SPECIFIC ENZYME 300
12 CALCIUM, PHOSPHOROUS. SAND AND SILICA 200 39 THIRAM– QUALITATIVE
- Do - QUANTITATIVE
70
150
13 UREA 100 40 VITAMIN A 450
14 AFLATOXIN 180 41 VITAMIN B2 100
15 OCHRATOXIN 150 42 VITAMIN K3 200
16 T-2 TOXIN 150 43 VITAMIN E 150
17 CITRININ 150 44 UREASE ACTIVITY 100
18 STERIGMATOCYSTIN 150 45 IODIDE 100
19 MULTIMYCOTOXINS
(14 TO 18)
350 46 SULPHATE 100
20 T-2 TOXIN-CULTURE 350 47 OXYTETRACYCLINE 350
21 CITRININ-CULTURE 350 48 MOLYBDENUM 250
22 AFLATOXIN-CULTURE 350 49 CHOLINE CHLORIDE 250
23 OCHRATOXIN-CULTURE 350 50 OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 900
24 MANGANESE 100 51 DL- METHIONINE 150
25 IRON 100 52 NITRITE (Water) 100
26 ZINC 150 53 TDS 60
27 COPPER 100 54 VITAMIN C 220
Service tax 12.36% etc. Courier charges will be extra if requested
  • The revised rates take effect from 01.04.2012.
  • The cost for the analysis along with the sample (250g for feed and feed ingredients and 100g for the rest in air tight plastic container, in case of liquid material 250 ml in leak proof container with clear labels and marks) in the form of DD to be drawn in favour of " PROFESSOR AND HEAD, AFAQAL" Payable at Namakkal.
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RATES FOR OTHER STATES

TAMIL NADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
ANIMAL FEED ANALYTICAL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE LABORATORY
Veterinary College and Reserach Institute, Namakkal-637 002, TAMIL NADU
Ph.No: 91- 4286 - 266288,  Fax No. 91- 4286 - 266388, 
E mail : afaqalnam@gmail.com

S.No. TESTS DONE Charges Rs. S.No. TESTS DONE Charges Rs.
1 MOISTURE
120
28 MAGNESIUM 140
2 CRUDE PROTEIN
150
29 FREE FATTY ACID 140
3 CRUDE FIBRE
150
30 FORMALDEHYDE 140
4 ETHER EXTRACT
150
31 SOLUBLE PROTEIN 180
5 SAND AND SILICA
150
32 B-COMPLEX VITAMINS 1200
6 TOTAL ASH
150
33 CELLULASE 150
7 PROXIMATE ANALYSIS (1,2,3,4 and 6)
550
34 XYLANASE 150
8 CALCIUM
150
35 PECTINASE 150
9 PHOSPHORUS
150
36 PHYTASE 150
10 SALT
150
37 MULTI ENZYME
( 33,34,35 & 36 )
600
11 COMPLETE ANALYSIS
(1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 & 10)
950
38 PHYTASE IN PHYTASE SPECIFIC ENZYME 400
12 CALCIUM, PHOSPHOROUS. SAND AND SILICA
380
39 THIRAM– QUALITATIVE-Do - QUANTITATIVE 120
180
13 UREA
120
40 VITAMIN A 550
14 AFLATOXIN
250
41 VITAMIN B2 150
15 OCHRATOXIN
200
42 VITAMIN K3 230
16 T-2 TOXIN
200
43 VITAMIN E 200
17 CITRININ
200
44 UREASE ACTIVITY 180
18 STERIGMATOCYSTIN
200
45 IODIDE 180
19 MULTIMYCOTOXINS (14 TO 18)
600
46 SULPHATE 180
20 T-2 TOXIN-CULTURE
450
47 OXYTETRACYCLINE 450
21 CITRININ-CULTURE
450
48 MOLYBDENUM 350
22 AFLATOXIN-CULTURE
450
49 CHOLINE CHLORIDE 350
23 OCHRATOXIN-CULTURE
450
50 OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 1200
24 MANGANESE
120
51 DL- METHIONINE 180
25 IRON
120
52 NITRITE (Water) 100
26 ZINC
180
53 TDS 60
27 COPPER
140
54 VITAMIN C 250
Service tax 12.36% etc. Courier charges will be extra if requested
  • The revised rates take effect from 01.04.2012.
  • The cost for the analysis along with the sample (250g for feed and feed ingredients and 100g for the rest in air tight plastic container, in case of liquid material 250 ml in leak proof container with clear labels and marks) in the form of DD to be drawn in favour of " PROFESSOR AND HEAD, AFAQAL" Payable at Namakkal.
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OTHER COUNTRIES

TAMIL NADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
ANIMAL FEED ANALYTICAL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE LABORATORY
Veterinary College and Reserach Institute, Namakkal-637 002, TAMIL NADU
Ph.No: 91- 4286 - 266288,  Fax No. 91- 4286 - 266388,
E mail : afaqalnam@gmail.com

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
Service tax 12.36% etc. Courier charges will be extra if requested
  • The revised rates take effect from 01.04.2012.
  • The cost for the analysis along with the sample (250g for feed and feed ingredients and 100g for the rest in air tight plastic container, in case of liquid material 250 ml in leak proof container with clear labels and marks) in the form of DD to be drawn in favour of " PROFESSOR AND HEAD, AFAQAL" Payable at Namakkal.
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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 Status Government Lab – 6
Private Lab – 3
Programmes Conducted Batch – I   (25.11.2011 to 22.02.2012) – Candidates –7
Batch – II ( 09.07.2012 to 08.10.2012) – Candidates –3
Employment Opportunity Feed Mill quality control laboratories & Hatcheries

  • Integrated Agrometerological 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