Livestock Nutrition Laboratory

We are a well equipped livestock nutrition laboratory that works within the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State University. In addition to research and teaching, we also work with New Mexico producers to provide timely, cost effective, and accurate feed and forage analysis options. We work to provide you the information you need to make decisions concerning the nutritional demands of the livestock in your care.

** NOTE: The Livestock Nutrition Lab is currently not accepting samples to allow time to perform machine maintenance. **

Sampling Instructions

Pasture Forage

  • Take several random samples per pasture (at least three samples, 1 square foot in size each) . Using scissors or garden shears, cut forage as close to the ground as possible. Combine all samples taken from the same pasture in a paper lunch sack or gallon plastic bag for submission.

Baled Hay

  • Samples must be taken from the center of several bales (at least three). This can be done using a forage probe that fits on the end of a drill or bales can be broken open and a sample can be taken from a center flake.

Grain

  • Take a handful of feed from at least three different sacks of the same grain. Combine all samples taken in a plastic gallon bag for submission

Payment Options

  • Check made out to "New Mexico State University" and mailed with samples

  • Complete credit card form attached to Sample Submission Form and mailed with samples

  • Call (575) 646-2514 to submit credit card information

** NOTE: The Livestock Nutrition Lab is currently not accepting samples to allow time to perform machine maintenance. **

Sample Submission Instructions

Complete the sample submission form on the following page. Enclose payment (check or credit card form).

Send all samples to the livestock nutrition lab in paper lunch sacks or Ziploc plastic bags. Label the bag with the sample name you would like to see on the analysis report.

Send samples, sample submission form, and payment to:

NMSU - Animal & Range Sciences
Attn: Lyndi Bryant
2980 S. Espina Street, Knox Hall 202
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Results will be reported as soon as analysis is completed. Results can be reported via mail, email, or phone based on your preference.

Questions?
If you have further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact:

Lyndi Bryant
Nutrition Lab Coordinator
Phone: (575) 646-5595
Email: lowensby@nmsu.edu

We are more than happy to help you in anyway we can. You will always speak to a live person and we endeavor to respond within 24 hours at the very least.
Thank you for considering our laboratory services. We look forward to working with you!

  • Printable Sample Submission Instructions
  • Sample Submission Form

** NOTE: The Livestock Nutrition Lab is currently not accepting samples to allow time to perform machine maintenance. **