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Dairyland Labs, ServiTech collaborate on feed testing technology

New agreement builds on long-standing relationship between ServiTech and Dairyland regarding NIR calibrations.

ServiTech Inc. and Dairyland Laboratories Inc. have announced a strengthened laboratory partnership for serving the beef and dairy industry.

Building on a relationship that has been focused primarily on beef production within the ServiTech footprint, both laboratories are committing to an expanded level of service and feed science for the growing number of dairy herds in the High Plains and southwestern U.S. Benefits to the customer include seamless sample drop-off, submission and reporting from both labs, the announcement said.

“ServiTech has three strategically located laboratory locations in geographies with growing dairy herds,” ServiTech president and chief executive officer Greg Ruehle said. “Dairyland Labs’ rich history and commitment to science commands respect in the dairy feed testing space, and we are very excited about this new partnership moving forward. It’s a win for both labs and, ultimately, a win for producers within the ServiTech service area.”

The agreement allows laboratory users the flexibility to ship to or drop off feedstuff samples at any ServiTech laboratory location while still being able to access the experts at Dairyland. ServiTech will process samples and run near-infrared (NIR) spectral scans. The NIR spectral scans will be predicted using the Dairyland proprietary calibrations, which are the most robust in the industry, the companies said. The customer may choose to view test results online through an account with either laboratory.

“The new strengthened laboratory partnership builds on the analytical strengths of both companies,” Dairyland Labs president Dave Taysom said. “This unique relationship between ServiTech and Dairyland will provide real value in analytical services for the beef and dairy industry. We are excited to get started.”

Started in 1975, ServiTech is among nation's largest crop consulting firms and agricultural laboratories.

Dairyland Labs is an independent agriculture testing laboratory that provides timely, comprehensive and accurate analysis. Established in 1958, Dairyland is a leader in NIR technology and calibrations.

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