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Once a feed sample has been collected properly, it can be analyzed for nutrients. Most commercial laboratories offer standard feed tests for forages, grains or total mixed rations (TMRs). Analyzing feeds for moisture, protein and energy is recommended when designing diets for beef cattle.

A few days ago, I came across Carina Rossi’s contribution on Popsugar.com.au addressing the challenges you face as a consumer when you try to decipher the food labels. She puts it like this: ”If there are numbers or words I can’t pronounce in the ingredient list, I tend to stay away — surely they’re not OK, right?”

Living a healthy lifestyle is becoming increasingly important for consumers. But they still like to enjoy an occasional sweet treat. From America to China, across Europe and beyond, ice cream continues to be popular. Americans, for example, consume more than 10.4 litres of the delicious treat per capita each year. And countries like Finland and New Zealand consume 12.9 and 23 litres per capita, respectively.