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The Feedstuff Analysis expert group currently consists of 167 colleagues who work at Agricultural Analysis and Research Institutes (LUFA), the State Institutes for Agriculture, Universities as in the feed and food industry.

Section VI considers it their chief task to achieve a common approach in the application of methods and the interpretation of analytical results in the field of feedstuff analysis.

To do so, the group members are active in the following areas:

  • development of methods and their validation (Methods Book, volume III "Feed Analysis",
  • defining the precision of methods by stipulating analytical tolerances (Analysespielräume),
  • identifying the scope of testing possible at the institutions affiliated with the VDLUFA section,
  • quality assurance by performing periodic ring tests,
  • creation of position papers on current topics concerning feed analysis,
  • supporting and counselling politicians through discussions with representatives of the Federal and Länder authorities (Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)),
  • cooperating with national, European and international standard organizations (DIN / CEN / ISO / CEMA),
  • making statements on draft laws and regulations concerning the above-mentioned areas,
  • contributing analytical expertise to national and international committees (working group on the carry over of unwanted substances in feedstuffs at the BMEL, working group on food and feed, VFT, DLG, Society of Nutrition Physiology, Federal and Länder government working groups).

The majority of the analytical work is performed within its nine working groups and project teams:

  • PCR Brigitte Speck (LTZ Augustenberg) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • NIRS Maike Fritz (LUFA Nord-West) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Basic feed Dr. Patricia Leberl (University of Hohenheim) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Microbiology Dr. Henriette Mietke-Hofmann (LUFA Nossen) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Enzymes Irmengard Strnad (AGES Wien) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mycotoxins Dr. Nadja Sauer (LUFA Speyer) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • PAS by LC-MS/MS Ralf-Peter Bähr (Thüringer Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Microscopy of feed Marion Müller (LUFA Halle) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A very essential part of the work is the dense cooperation with VDLUFA Expert Group VIII “Environmental Analysis and Trace Analysis”.


1. Chairman: Dr. Benedikt Brand
State Veterinary Invetsigations Office, department of Consumer Protection Programme, feeding stuffs
Zur Taubeneiche 10-12, 59821 Arnsberg, Germany
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Phone: +49.234.957194.270   Fax: +49.234.957194.290
2. Chairman: Dr. Anja Töpper
LTZ Augustenberg
Neßlerstr. 23-31, 76227 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Phone: +49.721.9468.160   Fax: +49.721.9468.143
3. Chairman: Dirk Wilke
LUFA NRW
Nevinhoff 40, 48147 Münster, Germany
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Phone: +49.251.2376.595   Fax: +49.251.2376.702