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In the March edition of the Guelph Services Bulletin, we will discuss pesticide residue screening and forage testing. We will also list the winners of the 2015 Milk Maker Forage Competition and upcoming trade shows where you can meet SGS representatives.


SGS now offers multi residue analysis (MRA) screening for herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, and other metabolites. Using LC MSMS and GC MS technology, SGS can identify and qualify over 400 compounds in samples of food and produce.

Residual pesticide post harvest can be detected, as well as degradation products of the parent pesticide. These tests may be required for specific end users, or for global export. Click here for more information or contact us with any questions you may have.


Achieving and maintaining a consistent food ration for milking cows that optimizes milk production can often be challenging. The process is even more difficult when forage ingredients are variable throughout the bunker or silo.

Corn silage nutrient content and digestibility change over time with the progression of the fermentation progress. Increasing the frequency of the forage testing and monitoring silage quality during ensiling is an important part of any nutritional program that helps to maintain desired rations throughout the year.

SGS offers a variety of comprehensive forage packages that determine values by NIR, wet chemistry or in combination of both. Please contact us for more information.


SGS Guelph would like to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Milk Maker Forage Competition.

Across the categories, the winners are:

  • Dairy Hay Class and Grass Hay Class - Ian Dann (Clover View Farms)
  • Baleage Class - Chris and Brianne Brown (Beslea Farms)
  • 1st Cut Haylage Class - Neil Widerman (Early Rise Jersey Farms)
  • 2nd - 4th Cut Haylage Class - Bart Nyland (Nylandale Farms)
  • Corn Silage Class - Rene VanLangen (VanLangen Farms)
  • BMR Corn Silage Class - Milky Wave Farms

  • Special thanks to the Ontario Forage Council for all its efforts in making this competition possible. As always with forages, good management and quality pays off.


    SGS is excited to sponsor, exhibit and/or attend the following events in March:

  • London Farm Show
  • Grain Farmers of Ontario - 2015 March Classic

    For further information, please contact:
    Jack Legg, CCA-ON
    Branch Manager, Agronomist
    503 Imperial Rd. N., Unit 1
    Guelph, Ontario N1H 6T9
    t: +1 519 837 1600