ROCK River Laboratory Inc. announced the opening of its newest feed analysis laboratory location in Wooster, Ohio.
Utilizing wet chemistry and near-infrared spectroscopy, the new Rock River Laboratory-Ohio will offer key feed and forage testing analyses, including manure, kernel processing score, total mixed ration digestibility, neutral detergent fiber digestibility and the University of Wisconsin-licensed Total-Tract Neutral Detergent Fiber Digestibility, among others.
The company said the Wooster site offers logistical ease to more quickly share analysis results to customers located in the regional radius of the new laboratory. It will also provide access to expert insights to accompany results analysis.
Rock River Laboratory-Ohio is collaborating with DHI Cooperative Inc. in Wooster through a shared facility and is offering agricultural analysis to complement its services in Ohio and the surrounding areas.
"Offering our comprehensive digestion analyses at this location will open doors to better serve our eastern partners through accurate results, coupled with expertise and support," said Dr. John Goeser, animal nutrition, research and innovation director for Rock River.
"This expansion will help us better serve those located in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York at an even greater level," Rock River director of operations Zac Meyer added. "We are excited to share our values and expertise with a localized laboratory and DHI team dedicated to those relationships."
Headquartered in Watertown, Wis., Rock River provides production assistance to the agriculture industry through the use of advanced analytical systems, progressive techniques and research-supported analyses.