Laboratory and Quality Control

laboratory The Management of NUTRI Feeds is committed to our policy of continual improvement of quality assurance related to the process as described in ISO 9001: 2008 and feed safety in terms of ISO 22000:2005 and will ensure that this policy is understood, accepted, implemented and maintained throughout the company.

Our policy is to provide animal feeds through expert product development practices, optimised manufacturing practices, compliance with feed safety regulations and adhering to well-controlled quality practices.

Our objective is to guarantee the safety of the feed and the satisfaction of customers at all times by:

  • Providing feed that is safe for the animal and consumer
  • Striving for full compliance to the Regulation Act 36
  • Assuring customer satisfaction
  • Achieving continual advancement for improved management of feed safety system.

LABORATORY SERVICES

lab2Our main Laboratory is situated in Viljoenskroon and has serviced all our internal NUTRI Feeds clients, as well as our external clients, since 1981. Our continuing goal is to provide our clients with quality data that is scientifically sound to enhance their product performance.

We are a trusted partner within our company and to external clients around South Africa, providing quality analytical testing, friendly client service and value-added analytical data.

We are an active member of Agri-LASA (Agri- Laboratory Association of South-Africa), which coordinates a comprehensive inter-laboratory comparison scheme to ensure that plants and animal feed analyses are constantly monitored and evaluated.

Our analytical focus areas:

  • Plant and grain analysis
  • Final feed quality control
  • Water analysis

Analytical instruments:

  • Near Infrared (NIR) instruments (Operational at all feed mills)
  • ICP – Inductive coupled plasma (Mineral analysis)
  • Protein analysis (Leco combustion method)

NIR technology is a focus area and has been in use since 1998, enabling us to evaluate raw materials purchased and final feed within a few minutes.

We offer an additional laboratory service to external customers.

A comprehensive analytical test spectrum and price list is available from:

Quality Manager
Jaco Scheepers

Tel: 083 463 8933
Email: jscheepers@countrybird.co.za