The Dry Matter Basis Calculator converts nutrient content from an as-fed basis to a dry matter basis. This conversion is essential because it removes the variability caused by moisture content in feeds. By standardizing nutrient content, the calculator ensures a consistent and accurate comparison of different feeds.

### Formula of Dry Matter Basis Calculator

The formula to convert nutrient content to a dry matter basis is:

Nutrient Content (Dry Matter Basis) = (Nutrient Content (As-Fed) / Dry Matter Percentage) * 100

Where:

**Nutrient Content (As-Fed)**is the percentage of the nutrient in the feed as it is fed to the animal.**Dry Matter Percentage**is the percentage of the feed that is dry matter.

#### Steps to Calculate:

- Determine the nutrient content of the feed as it is fed to the animal (As-Fed basis).
- Determine the percentage of dry matter in the feed.
- Use the formula to convert the As-Fed nutrient content to the Dry Matter Basis.

### General Terms Table

Here are some general terms and conversions commonly used in dry matter calculations:

Nutrient (As-Fed) | Dry Matter Percentage | Nutrient (Dry Matter Basis) |
---|---|---|

10% | 90% | 11.11% |

15% | 85% | 17.65% |

20% | 80% | 25% |

25% | 75% | 33.33% |

30% | 70% | 42.86% |

This table helps quickly determine the dry matter nutrient content without performing the calculation each time.

### Example of Dry Matter Basis Calculator

Let’s go through an example to understand the calculation better.

**Example:**

- Nutrient Content (As-Fed): 12%
- Dry Matter Percentage: 80%

Using the formula:

Nutrient Content (Dry Matter Basis) = (12 / 80) * 100

Nutrient Content (Dry Matter Basis) = 15%

So, the nutrient content on a dry matter basis is 15%.

### Most Common FAQs

**Q1: Why is it important to calculate nutrient content on a dry matter basis?**A1: Calculating nutrient content on a dry matter basis removes the variability caused by moisture content in feeds, providing a standardized measure for accurate comparison.

**Q2: How do I determine the dry matter percentage of a feed?**A2: The dry matter percentage can be determined by subtracting the moisture content percentage from 100.

**Q3: Can the Dry Matter Basis Calculator be used for all types of animal feed?**A3: Yes, the calculator can be used for all types of animal feed to ensure accurate nutrient comparisons.