In 2008, Dairy One established the first of many Affiliate laboratories. The affiliate network has continued to grow both nationally and internationally, providing customers with local laboratory service, fast turnaround, and reduced shipping costs.
Affiliates operate as independent labs licensed to use Dairy One near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations. This is made possible using the Foss Remote Internet Access (RINA) and FossManager networking platforms. FOSS Software, Inc. is the established international leader providing agricultural NIR instrumentation and software. Through RINA and FossManager, the laboratories are networked and linked through a central server. Daily synchronization of systems keeps all Affiliates up to date with any modifications or updates to the Dairy One NIR services.
On a local level, Affiliates provide the same high-quality analyses as those received directly through Dairy One. See the list of Affiliates below and visit their websites for more information about their services.