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Laboratory Profile
Sector: Livestock/Research


REGIONAL FEEDS LABORATORY

Tacloban
City

VISION

To uplift socio-economically the livestock and poultry raisers status in Region VIII by ensuring quality feeds and prevent the proliferation of adulterated feeds in the market.

 

MANDATE

To enforce R.A. 1556 (Livestock & Poultry Feeds Act) which is an act to regulate and control the manufacture and sale of livestock and poultry feeds.

 

MISSION

To improve the quality of life of livestock raisers by increasing animal production through effective feed quality control program.

 

FUNCTIONS

1.       Collect feed samples from feed establishments/feed mills for crude protein analysis, ash and moisture determination.

2.       Monitor and interpret results of feed sample analyses collected from feed establishments/feed mills.

 

SERVICES OFFERED

v      Crude Protein Analysis

v      Ash Determination

v      Moisture Determination

 

LABORATORY ACTIVITIES FOR CY 2001

v      Collection of feed samples                 1,600 samples (Annual Target)

v      Analysis of crude protein                   1,600 samples

v      Ash determination                                 45 samples

v      Moisture determination                          45 samples

v      Fat determination                                   15 samples

 

 

MANPOWER COMPLEMENT

                        Name

Designation

Josefina Tiongco

Agricultural Center Chief III

Mayflor Realino

Agriculturist II

Silvia Rosaroso

Agricultural Technician

Josephine Masueta

Laboratory Technician II

 

FACILITIES

                       One (1) Building with  100 sq. m. floor area that houses:

       one (1) Kjeldahl Room

       One (1) work area

       One (1) balance room

       Two (2) storerooms

 

EQUIPMENT/INSTRUMENTS

       Kjeldahl apparatus                                        1 unit

       6 Placer digestor                                          1 unit

       Fumehood                                                   1 unit

       Analytical balance                                         1 unit

       Distilling apparatus                                       1 unit

       Muffle furnace                                              1 unit

       Hot plate                                                     1 unit

       Refrigerator (5 cu. ft.)                                  1 unit

       Air-conditioner                                             1 unit

       Garlock rubber tubing (black)             6 pc

       Rubber tubing                                              6 feet

       Rubber stopper                                          15 pc

       Porcelain crucible                                       12 pc

       Alkali buret                                                  1 pc

       Acid buret                                                    1 pc

       Connecting bulb                                           1 pc

       Volumetric flask                                           1 pc

       Beaker (graduated)                                      2 pc

       Funnel (fluted)                                             1 pc

       Sterring rod                                                 2 pc

       Delivery pipe                                                1 pc

       Fruit scale                                                   1 pc

       Corn grinder (manual)                                  1 unit

       Pipette (Germany)                                        1 pc

       Vacuum pump (single stage rotary mono pump)                  1 unit

       Transformer                                                1 unit

       Spectrophotometer with complete

accessories                                                  1 unit

       Dehumidifier (Westinghouse)             1 unit

       Crude fiber condenser                                  I unit

       Laboratory flask carrier                                 1 unit

       Water bath                                                  1 unit

       Meter digital                                               1 unit

       Voltage stabilizer                                          1 unit

       Laboratory glassware cart                             1 unit

       Wash bottle                                                 3 pc

       Metal desk rack                                            2 units

       Sirich JPN scissors                                        1 unit

       Kjeldahl flask (800 ml)                                  8 pc

       Kjeldahl flask (500 ml)                                  4 pc

       Graduated cylinder Glass                               2 pc

       Analytical balance (Bosch Germany)               1 unit

       Triangular file (Nicholson)                             1 pc

       Adjustible wrench (Crescent)             1 pc

       Pipe wrench                                                 1 pc

       Surgical scissors                                          1 pc

       Volumetric flask                                           1 pc

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 The Regional Feeds Laboratory of Region VIII was constructed in 1983 primarily to enforce R.A. 1556. It only analyzed crude protein until year 2000 because it did not have the necessary equipment  to do the proximate feed analysis. The Lab was only able to purchase the equipment for ash & moisture determination using the capital outlay of CY 2000 & 2001. Hopefully, this second week of March 2001, the Technical Staff will be trained on the Proximate Analysis of Feeds at Cebu Regional Feeds Laboratory.

 

FEED QUALITY CONTROL
Flow Chart

 

FLOW OF FEED SAMPLES FOR % CP ANALYSIS

 

 

         DIR. LEO P. CAEDA, CESO III
           
Regional Executive Director
            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 
           Regional Field Unit No. VIII
          
 Tacloban City
            Tel. No. (053) 321-2024
            Fax No. (053) 325-7242

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