Submitting a Sample

Please include a completed copy of the Forage Sample Submission Form when submitting samples.

Dairy One forage kits can be ordered through our online store free of charge. Kits include plastic samples bags, a sample submission form, and a pre-addressed postage-paid return envelope. You may also choose to order just the plastic sample bags and print your own form, or take advantage of our flat rate UPS shipping service described below.

Flat Rate UPS Shipping Service

In order to accommodate time-sensitive shipping, the Dairy One Forage Lab also offers a flat rate UPS shipping service. This is for any size package shipped within the continental United States (although pictured in the map below, it does not include Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico).  UPS also allows us to provide you with traceability, so you will know where your package is at all times and when it’s received at the lab.

We will provide UPS shipping labels to you.  If you need more labels or a different service level please call 607-252-7540, or email  You can also order more labels through our online store, or select the label you would like when ordering your forage kit. There are three different service levels available:

  • UPS Ground – $6.50
  • UPS 2 Day Air – $18.50
  • UPS Next Day Air – $25.50

Depending on your location, UPS ground may be the same as 2 Day Air or Next Day Air service. Please reference the UPS map to find the transit time for UPS Ground for your area and find your nearest UPS drop off location.

** Please note effective 3/1/2019, the fees for our USPS postage paid forage mailers is $5.00 for individual mailers, and $12.00 for the large mailers.

View Our Map of Drop Off and Pick Up Locations

Phone App

A free sample submission phone app is available for your Android or iPhone. Using the phone app, the sample submission process is made faster by storing all of your customer information on the phone. The app stores and remembers: account number, customer name, email addresses, and customer feeds along with menus for identifying sample types and services. The app allows you to assign an individual bar code label to each sample which then becomes its “tracking number”. Once the bar coded data and sample information is entered, it is uploaded directly to the lab – and you are done! Ship the samples and the data is married to the sample upon arrival at the lab.

Please contact Customer Support at 607-375-9962 to receive your bar codes before using the phone app for sample submission.