Forage Production


The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Soil, Water, and Forage Testing Laboratory offers forage testing.  You can print off a submittal form below, or you may pick one up from the Kerr County Extension Office.  Once you collect your sample, you will need to ship it to the laboratory for testing.  There are instructions on how to collect the forage sample attached to the submittal form. We also have a hay probe available to check out from the Extension Office on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Soil Sample Information Form

If you want to pay for testing with a credit card, use this form

Sampling Hay Bales and Pastures for Forage Analysis (pdf)

Understanding Forage Quality Analysis (pdf)

Forage/Pasture/Hay Management Information

Forage Quality

Forage and Livestock


 Additional publications and information can be found by visiting the online Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Bookstore.  You can type in the topics that you are looking for in the search box.

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Holly Jarvis, Ph.D.
2112 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2112

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