The Dairy One Forage Lab
Dairy One Forage Lab excels in providing you with high quality analyses
and customer service. Everyday, samples arrive at the lab from around
the globe. Individual producers, agriservice personnel, consultants,
veterinarians, universities and zoos are among the many types of
people and organizations satisfying their analytical needs at Dairy
One. As an international leader, our goal is to provide you with
analytical services designed to meet the expanding demands of modern
agriculture. New technology and traditional methods are combined
to deliver fast, accurate results.
Services to Meet your Needs
Near Infrared Reflectance spectroscopy (NIR) is a sophisticated
technique for rapidly analyzing common forages and grains. Multiple
components are determined simultaneously making results available
within 24 hours of receipt by the lab. NIR service packages are
limited to certain feed types (see
NIR Applicability document for more details). Dairy One offers
the most comprehensive NIR analysis available making it our most
popular service and the choice of feed industry professionals.
Traditional wet chemistry procedures can be applied to
any sample type. Time proven methods are used to determine nutrient
composition. Traditional wet chemistry methods must be used for
samples where no NIR calibrations exist. Time can be a limiting
factor as most analyses take 2 - 3 days to complete.
As an Add-on In addition to our regular services,
many supplemental services are available. These can be added to
the regular packages for the price indicated.
As a primary service If you are only interested in just receiving
one or more of the supplemental services, these are treated as a
Custom Package (see below).
your own service! Dairy One has assembled a good selection of service
packages. However, we realize that everyone's needs are different.
Thus, if you cannot find a package that meets your needs, you have
the option of designing your own. The price of your custom package
begins with a $6.00 base fee. Then, simply add the costs of the
individual services that you selected to determine your final package
price. Contact our Customer Support Group (1 800 496-3344, ext.
2172) with any questions that you may have about Custom Packaging.
analyses are insured by participation in internal and external quality
assurance programs. Internally, daily check samples and standards
are run through all analytical areas. Externally, we voluntarily
participate in two sample check programs (NFTA, AAFCO). Through
these programs, our results are compared to other labs across the
country to insure uniform, high quality results.
Prior to your
analysis report being released, all samples pass through an "edit
system". Results that fall outside of the range typically expected
for a given sample type are flagged for review. Upon review, the
sample may be retested to verify the original results. A message
will appear on the final report indicating any components that have
been retested. Retests will add an additional day to turn around
full time customer support people are available to assist you with
your analysis needs. Additionally, the lab manager and chemist are
available to answer some of your more technical questions. Contact
Dairy One Forage Lab
730 Warren Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Ph 1-800-496-3344 Fax 607 257-1350
The analytical choice of professionals worldwide.