Dairyland testing, at your site.

Utilize any of Dairyland's tools for cleaner data handling at no additional cost including:

  • In-field apps for order creation
  • In-lab software for:
    - Recording sample weights
    - Logging in individual or large groups of samples
    - Connecting NIR spectra to other sample information
    - Publishing and delivering reports including standardized XML for automated import into formulation software, customized PDF and CSV formats.
  • End-user tools to turn information into decisions including:
    - Detecting trends
    - Identifying outliers
    - Multi-sample formulation specs

Current sample types supported include:

  • Legume, grass, and mixed hay
  • Legume, grass, and mixed silage
  • Corn silage
  • Small grain silages including sorghum, triticale, rye, oats, wheat, barley, and mixes
  • Corn grain, earlage, and snaplage
  • Cereal grains, distiller’s grains, wheat midds, corn gluten feed, brewer’s grains, canola meal, soybean meal, soy hulls, beet pulp
  • TMR, manure, blood meal, meat & bone meal

Not seeing what you need? Let us know what you are looking for and we can make a custom development plan. 

The reliability of a lab depends more on its people than its equipment.  As a leader in feed and forage testing since 1959, Dairyland has developed the training and support systems required to routinely produce high-quality analyses through:

  • Onboarding standardization and validation processes
  • Daily QC/QA checks
  • Quarterly quality audits
  • Training and retraining of new staff
  • Third-party proficiency testing, including NFTA and AAFCO
  • Multiple time point uNDFom and NDFD's
    - CNCPS forages: 12, 30, 120, 240
    - CNCPS non-forages: 12, 72, 120
    - NASEM Complete: 12, 24, 30, 48, 240
  • Starch digestibility
  • Ross undigested protein
  • VFAs
  • Fatty acids
  • Amino acids



As part of a network of more than 75 laboratories, you'll benefit from ongoing investments that aren't feasible for individual labs including:

  • Continuous NIR updates to expand the feed types and nutrients supported
  • End-user software tools at no additional cost
  • Brand recognition and loyalty
  • A robust, global database of samples from around the world

A vast network featuring worldwide samples

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For on-site Dairyland testing you'll need:

NIR Instrument

Dairyland's systems are compatible with the following instruments:

- DS3, DS3F
- DS2500, DS2500F
- 6500, 5000

- Phoenix 5000
- Phoenix 5000 Forage
- ITG M5
Blue Sun Scientific FOSS Analytical
Grinding mill

Most feeds need to be ground prior to analysis.

Grinding samples increases accuracy by:

- Reducing the variation in sub-samples
- Exposing the contents of grain kernels to NIR detection
- Enabling analysis of pellets, grains, and meals from a single NIR database

Dairyland's systems require a cyclone type mill with a 1mm screen.

Drying Oven

Drying improves the accuracy of NIR systems and is required for most feed types. Dairyland has experience with a variety of drying systems and will work with you to help select what works best for your situation.



Dedication to Quality

The advantage of a branded network depends on each individual of the network living up to the standards of quality. 



Why Choose Dairyland?

We have 65+ years of experience in laboratory analysis. We offer marketing and consulting support for our partners. 

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Sarah Fessenden, MS, MBA

Product Manager - Feed Manufacturing