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Accurate sampling helps to improve feed quality

A major task of a producer is to manage the logistics of a large number of commodity flows. Raw materials are delivered in different quantities and batch sizes. A feed mill with an annual output of 100,000 t will realistically have about 500 incoming batches of sizes ranging from 5 to 1,000 t per month. Correct sampling is of utmost importance to obtain the desired quality standard.

This article can also be found at Feed Tech, volume 9, no. 9

Keywords: Animal feed, sampling, feed mill, quality standards, sampling error, sampling systems


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