Latest News

04.08.24 - New Data Distillation: Corn Grain Quality

A new Data Distillation is now available! Learn how the 2023 Miwestern and Western shelled corn quality looks against prior years, according to our database, as outlined by team member John Goeser. Read it here.

02.21.24 - Western New York Convenience Route Additions

We have expanded our dropbox options to Rock River Laboratory New York! Two new boxes have been added for customer convenience on the western New York route. Location details can be found here, as well as within the FeedScan app. Both boxes are picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays when we are notified. Please call before 5pm when samples are dropped at either box:

Country Crossroads Feed & Seed

94 Front St.

Addison, NY 14801


Maybury Farms

1535 Yellow Tavern Rd.

Waterloo, NY 13165

01.08.24 - Sign Up for Text Alerts and be the First to Know Weather-Influenced Changes

As winter rolls on and weather predictions become a little more harsh, now is a great time to sign up for Rock River Laboratory text alerts. Be the first to know if Convenience Routes are cancelled or labs are closed due to inclement weather. Text alerts are one more easy-to-use tool to help your day run a little smoother. Click here for details on how to sign up for your region or lab of choice. 

01.04.24 - New Ohio Convenience Route and Wisconsin Route Additions

Beginning Tuesday, 1/9, Rock River Laboratory-Ohio will be collecting samples from a new Convenience Route. Customers can now drop samples in Rock River Laboratory marked dropboxes at the following locations to get samples to the lab for analysis. Please note, this route only run on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Centerra Country Store

1290 Middle Rowsburg Rd., Ashland, OH

Tuesday and Thursday,

After 4:00 PM

WG Dairy Supply

12993 Cleveland Rd., Suite B, Creston, OH

Tuesday and Thursday,

After 4:30 PM

Hartville Strip Mall 238 Kent Ave. NE, Hartville, OH

Tuesday and Thursday,

After 5:15 PM

Progressive Dairy Solutions 3990 OH-14, Columbiana, OH

Tuesday and Thursday,

After 6:00 PM

The Wisconsin Convenience Route is also adding a location! Customers on the east side of the state can begin utilizing a Rock River Laboratory dropbox at Fleet Farm, 800 S. Military Rd., Fond Du Lac, Wis. on Monday, 1/8. Pickup time will be 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday. 

All location addresses will be available on our website map as well as on FeedScan starting 1/9 for easy access when you're on the road. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to work on expanding opportunities for sample submission logistics!

11.16.23 - 2024 Shipping Changes

Rock River Laboratory will no longer offer free shipping, effective January 1st, 2024 because of the constant rise in shipping costs and poor carrier customer service. Moving forward, a ‘chargeback’ system for customer shipments will be enacted. Customers who continue to use our shipping labels will leverage our negotiated, reduced rates with carriers. Ordering labels will now require login with your existing Rock River Laboratory credentials. Flat-rate charges will only occur after a shipment arrives at our lab. See the 2024 shipping rates and more details about this change here. Or contact our customer service team with any questions:

11.08.23 - Wisconsin Packerland Convenience Route Dropbox Update

As of 11/20/23 the dropbox at Braun Inc. in St Nazianz, Wis. will no longer be included on the Rock River Laboratory Convenience Routes. Find all of our Convenience Route dropbox locations on the map here, or tap "Drop Off Locations" when you open your FeedScan app to see options near your current location. Thank you for your understanding as we work to make our Convenience Route locations as convenient as possible!

10.31.23 - New Data Distillation: 2023 Hay and Haylage Quality Across the US

A new Data Distillation is now available! Learn how the 2023 hay and haylage quality ranks across the past few years (to date), and what to consider in utilizing these crops moving forward, as outlined by team member John Goeser. Read it here.

09.11.23 - Soil pickup routes now running

The Rock River Laboratory fall soil routes will start up this week and regular customers will start to receive our routine pickup calls. If your account needs to be added to the call list, please contact our customer service team at or 920-261-0446. We wish everyone a safe and successful fall soil season!