Near Infrared Reflectance spectroscopy, or NIR, is an effective and efficient method of analysis, used most commonly in the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries.  In the pharmaceutical world, NIR is used as more of a quality assurance method while in agriculture it is used to analyze the nutrients present in feed and forages. The way it…(Read More)

Dairy One’s Agricultural Management Resource group, known more commonly as the AMR group, is the on-farm technology team at Dairy One. While providing herd and crop management software and support is a large part of what they do, another highly valuable service they offer is camera system and network installations. There are a…(Read More)

Dairy farmers are paid for their milk based on volume and quality, which is measured by fat, protein, somatic cell count (SCC), and bacteria presence. When the milk is picked up by the milk truck, a sample is taken from the farm’s bulk tank. These samples are then sent to a lab, like the…(Read More)

Being a company focused on providing data and information, it shouldn’t be surprising that we have a number of laboratories here at Dairy One. That’s not to say that it doesn’t create some occasional confusion. There’s the Dairy One Milk Laboratory and the Agro-One Agronomy Laboratory. Then we have the…(Read More)

Nestled in the back corner of the building there is a little office where any samples from hay and corn silage to eels and banana trees are entered into the Dairy One Laboratory System to begin their nutrient analysis journey. This is home to our Forage Lab Customer Support group, who would likely refer to…(Read More)

When the Dairy One center in Ithaca officially comes to life at 8 am every morning, Jennifer (pictured right) and Jyll (pictured left) assume their respective positions as Receptionist and Administrative Support/Graph Design. They take their places at the front desk, greeting anyone who walks through the front door and directing them to where…(Read More)

Agricultural Consulting Services, or ACS, is the crop consulting organization at Dairy One. ACS offices can also be found in Henrietta, NY. While they may not appear to fall directly under the Dairy One umbrella at first glance, ACS is a crucial piece of the Dairy One puzzle. Everything on the farm starts from the…(Read More)

Appropriately named, our Agricultural Management Resources (AMR) group works to provide farms with a variety of technological resources to help manage and increase the overall efficiency of data use on your farm. The AMR group offers everything from identification tags to herd management software to on-farm camera installations. This dynamic team is constantly working…(Read More)

One of the best parts of my role at Dairy One is having the opportunity to work with a variety of different business units. This requires committing a large amount of time to gaining a better understanding of how all the different pieces of the Dairy One puzzle fit together. The first puzzle piece I…(Read More)

Increased Somatic Cell count (SCC) can be costly. Not only can these elevated counts decrease milk yield, they can also lower your milk premium. Working with a Dairy One Farm Service Technician can help you track individual SCC and tank contributions as well as identify the financial costs and opportunities surrounding SCC. These financial opportunities…(Read More)

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