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First, you can verify that your feeds or premixes contain the appropriate levels of these supplemental amino acids. At the same time, you also can test the accuracy of your mixer equipment. The power of AMINOBatch® lies in its sampling procedure and accurate analytical methods. A total of ten samples are taken out of a single batch of compound feed or premix. These samples are taken directly out of the mixer or at the point of discharge from the mixer at equally-sequenced time intervals.
By taking the samples in this manner, you can be assured that these samples are representative of the entire batch. Once in the lab, the free amino acids are extracted and analyzed. Then, the analytical results of all samples are summarized and their Coefficient of Variation (CV) is calculated.
The CV will tell you about the variation among the samples compared with the mean. The lower the CV (optimum <5 percent), the better the supplemental amino acid of interest was mixed into the feed or premix, which also indicates a good and accurate overall mix of the feed. Conversely, a high CV (>10 percent) indicates that there may be some issues with the quality of your mixer that once addressed can lead to improved efficiency and even feed cost savings.