This method quantitatively determines the amount of ash in feed materials based on the gravimetric loss by heating to 550°C for a period of at least three hours. The method has a detection limit of 0.01%.
Sample amount requested: 5 g.
Questions concerning limited sample size can be answered by the UC Davis Analytical Laboratory.
AOAC Official Method 942.05, Ash of Animal Feed, in Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International, 18th edition (2005), Chapter 4, p. 8, AOAC International, Gaithersburg, MD.
NFTA, Section C, Procedure 7, Total Ash in Forages. Printed on July 16, 2009 from www.foragetesting.org.