All Big Country Raw recipes are formulated using Genesis Food Processor Software. This software provides our production team with an exact amount of each ingredient to ensure that our final recipe contains all the nutrients needed to meet our nutrient claims.
Raw Ingredients not available through the USDA Database are sent to SGS Laboratory’s for guaranteed analysis. The laboratory analysis would include several test samples to ensure that our results are an accurate profile of the raw materials. This information is used by our Agrologist to evaluate and make adjustments to the recipe as required as raw materials can change depending on the age, breed and diet of the animal.
Big Country Raw has partnered with SGS Laboratories to test our raw materials and finished products for nutritional compliance since 2016. Testing fresh raw diets can present many challenges as the typical test size is just 25 grams and 60% moist. Obtaining a test sample that would be truly representative of an entire batch requires multiple carefully sampled test results to obtain an accurate representation. However, Big Country Raw invests significantly in testing for both nutrient analysis as well as research and development to ensure nutritional adequacy.