Did you know, Salmonella can be found in raw & dry pet foods that can make your customers & their pets sick?

Your customers expect raw, dry and canned pet food to be well tested and safe for their pet’s consumption. However, if handled improperly, raw, canned and even dry pet food will put your customer and their furry friend at risk of Salmonella or other harmful bacteria. At Midwest Laboratories, we understand that recalls hurt your

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Driving Smart Decisions – January 2018

Welcome to 2018 At Midwest Laboratories, we are anticipating another exciting year of analysis. In 2017, we updated many laboratory instruments and that investment paid off nicely with the receipt of large volumes of samples in various departments. One of our goals is to identify specific analysis areas that can be updated through technology and

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December Update 2017

Celebrating Christmas Together

DRIVING SMART DECISIONS As we close out 2017, plans are being made for 2018. Those plans include upgrades to current lab system processes. Our goal is to continually work at being as efficient as possible. We are currently planning for some major system upgrades that will help us achieve higher standards in the areas of lab

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November Update 2017

DRIVING SMART DECISIONS This time of year is critical to our agriculture clients. Many of them are trying to get analysis results in hand, so proper soil nutrient application can occur before winter arrives.  On the animal feed side, we are seeing an increased need for using quality analysis data for making future decisions. Soil

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Prioritizing Your Fertility Needs

by Tim Mundorf, CCA National Training & Precision Ag Specialist With grain prices a little lower than they have been in past years we get questions at the laboratory concerning where growers can cut back their fertilizer recommendations. Balancing crop revenue vs fertilizer cost for any given year and a particular grower’s financial situation as

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Nutritional Labeling: Upcoming Changes and Regulations

In response to the upcoming nutritional labeling regulations and changes, our Food and Beverage Lab Manager, Stephanie Peterson provided training and answered questions for Grow Nebraska‘s monthly training webinar. She discusses why the changes are happening, what the changes will be, the types of labels available through Midwest Labs and how to get the information you

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The Search for the Holy Bale

by Dr. Jane Caldwell As the days begin to shorten and the air becomes soft and pleasant, our thoughts turn to Fall and then to Winter and then to……what am I going to feed my horse/mule until Spring? Equine owners refer to this as THE SEARCH FOR THE HOLY BALE (with apologies to King Arthur).

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Today Show: Can You Trust the Calorie Counts on Restaurant Menus?

We are so pleased to share that we had the opportunity to work with the Today show on a segment called “Can you trust the calorie counts on restaurant menus?”. The Today show provided the meals and spent the morning at our lab capturing our process for determining calorie counts. This video segment ran on

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How Do I Test For Mycotoxins in Corn

Background Mycotoxins, as defined by Webster, are “a toxic substance produced by a fungus and especially a mold” For growers, the definition goes much deeper. Quality is the key here. Everyone is a bit cautious when buying and selling grain.  Seeking professional analysis from a laboratory or local grain inspection service is the way to go. In

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October Update 2017

Driving Smart Decisions In September, our team was introduced to the following message, “Driving Smart Decisions” This short phrase sums up the way our employees come to work each day. Our goal is to work smart in order to address our clients’ analysis testing needs. Soil Kick-Off The Midwest Laboratories Associates officially kicked off the

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