The first step in obtaining reliable, accurate and timely information from a feed & forage test starts through actions taken by you. That’s because the analyses rely upon excellent sampling procedures performed on the farm.
But don’t worry. You’ll find tips for sampling hay, silage (from towers, bunkers and piles) and TMRs, along with handling and shipping recommendations, in the pages listed below. In addition, you’ll see step-by-step guidelines for shipping internationally.
Request Supplies - Dairyland provides pre-paid postage mailers within the contiguous U.S. as well as test kits for Fecal Starch, Apparent Digestibility, and Water.
Request an Account - control the billing of your sample analysis and allow for reporting by email, web, fax, or U.S. mail. You can also set up a web account which allows users to download results in several formats and keep a historical record of past results.
Complete Submission Form - download a feed submission form to include with your sample.
Review our Sampling Tips - there is information for steps to follow when taking a sample for conventional testing, mold & toxin testing and for nitrate testing.
US Shipping Instructions - Dairyland offers USPS pre-paid mailers or UPS pre-paid mailers.
International Sample Submission - instructions for shippings samples from outside the US.
Esamples - instructions for electronic sample submission.
Please take a moment to review the procedures before you send samples and be sure to contact us if you have questions about specific samples.