There are regulations in place worldwide for the determination of crude fiber content. Standard procedures are applied such as ISO 6865:2000, ISO 5498:2000 (AOAC Official Method 962.09) AACC method 32-10.01, etc.
Crude fiber determination is an element of the classic Weende feed analysis. For crude fiber determination the sample is – if required degreased – treated successively with boiling acid and alkaline dilutions in the prescribed concentrations. Following filtration with a sintered glass filter, the sample is washed, dried, weight and incinerated at 475 … 500 °C. The weight loss during incineration corresponds to the crude fiber content of the sample.
What are crude fibers?
The term “crude fiber” originates from the animal feed industry and refers to substances that are not digested by animals. “Crude fibers” give a sum parameter of chemically partly very different substances. Mainly components of the plant cell wall, cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin.
Why crude fiber determination
A balanced proportion of crude fiber in feed is important, as it is important for healthy digestion on the one hand, but on the other hand it is also an energetically unusable part and thus increases the price of the feed.
Why different methods
Different animals have different digestive systems. Thus, ruminants (ruminantia) can degrade cellulose in contrast to non-ruminants (monogastric animals). Depending on the application, a differentiated analysis should be applied.
Different stocks of crude fiber and their determination
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Based on the different regulations, the different ingredients can be calculated as follows
All analyses are based on the fact that the feed crust is digested under temperature and the undigested substances are incinerated and weighed.
The difference lies in the lytic chemicals used.
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