Analytical Services (soils, feeds, etc)

Who We Are

The Analytical Services Department is SRUC's main Agri-Environmental laboratory.

We are UKAS accredited to ensure a seamless service from field to lab. Our clients include farmers, growers, consultants, veterinary practitioners, commercial companies and researchers.

What We Test

We test a wide range of materials including:

  • Soils (agricultural, amenity and landscape)
  • Plants
  • Silages, animal feeds and forages
  • Organic manures and soil amendments such as sewage sludge, paper wastes, composts and horticultural samples
  • GPS pH precision farming
  • Waters
  • Mineral and vitamin testing on veterinary samples

Animal Feed Testing

Farmer Feeding Sheep

Animal feed testing of concentrates, blends, straights etc. including how to take a sample and submission forms.

Crop Testing

A field of crop seedlings

Information about crop tests offered including how to take a plant tissue sample and submission forms.

Forage Analysis

Silage bags

Forage analysis of hay, haylage, silage and wholecrops etc. tests offered including how to take samples and submission forms.

Organic Waste Analysis


Information on Organic Waste testing, how to take samples and submission form.


GPS sampling

Soils testing offered including agricultural, amenity, landscape and GPS pH's with information about how to take samples and submission form.

Services - Vet Practitioners

Lab work

Information on veterinary serum and tissue (mineral and vitamin) with sampling instructions and forms.

Analytical Services Department

Central Analytical Laboratory

Address: SAC Consulting, Allan Watt Building, Bush Estate, Penicuik EH26 0QE

Telephone: 0131 535 3170

Fax: 0131 535 3171