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How to Submit a Fecal/Manure Sample: Certified Feed Management Program

  1. Collect a fecal/manure sample: Follow the guidelines in, “Manure Sampling Protocol for Certified Feed Management Planners”. In Pennsylvania, fresh feces, not manure from storage, should be collected. Check with your state as fecal/manure sampling requirements may differ.
  2. Place your manure sample in a plastic screw-top container. Approximately 2 cups (1 pint) is required. Note: Free manure sample bottles and mailers for standard manure tests are available from most County Offices of the Penn State Cooperative Extension. If using these mailers, the submission form enclosed with the mailer should be discarded and the Certified Feed Management Planners Fecal/Manure Sample Submission Form (see step 3 below) used in its place.
  3. Print out and complete the Certified Feed Management Planners Fecal/Manure Sample Submission Form.
  4. Package the sample bottle (make sure it is securely closed), the completed Certified Feed Management Planners Fecal/Manure Sample Submission Form and payment for the test requested in the mailer.
  5. Attach proper postage and mail directly to the lab as rapidly as possible:


    The Pennsylvania State University
    111 Ag Analytical Srvcs Lab
    University Park, PA 16802-1114