Dairyland Laboratories announced that it is collaborating with Northwest Laboratories LLC to provide feed and forage testing services from Northwest Labs' location in Jerome, Ida.
Northwest Labs will continue to provide milk and animal diagnostic testing independent of Dairyland Laboratories, the announcement said.
“This collaboration strengthens the feed and forage testing services that Dairyland is able to provide to a major milk-producing area by improving accessibility and turn-around time for customers. The service that Northwest Labs has provided, plus the wide breadth of Dairyland offerings, creates an exciting expansion of value for our clients,” Kyle Taysom, Dairyland business development manager, said.
Northwest Labs owner Brock Peterson added, “Working with Dairyland allows us to dramatically expand the types of feed and nutrients we are able to analyze while also giving our customers access to a broad set of technologies to create and manage their data in valuable ways.”
The companies said most test results are available within one business day of arriving at the laboratory, so producers and nutritionists can quickly implement decisions based on the quality characteristics of their feeds and forages.
Founded in 1958, Dairyland is an agricultural testing laboratory headquartered in Arcadia, Wis., with satellite laboratories in Stratford and De Pere, Wis.; St. Cloud, Minn.; Battle Creek, Mich., and Jerome. In addition, Dairyland's analyses are provided by partner labs in more than 40 locations throughout the U.S. and abroad.