- 2.15.17 - The new Comprehensive Nutrition Analysis can paint a more complete ration picture
- 12.13.16 - Feed analysis trends and depleted animal health are highlighting detrimental feed quality; Rock River Laboratory is here to help
- 12.12.16 - Rock River Laboratory Northeast offers new sample pickup route
- 11.23.16 - Mycotoxin distribution reaches concerning levels this fall 2016
- 11.14.16 - Rock River Laboratory’s overseas brand presence grows as calibrations stay consistent
- 11.7.16 - There are soil sampling options - make sure to identify and utilize the right one for your farm operation
- 10.25.16 - Recommendations to optimize quality, stability and cleanliness of this year’s challenging corn crop
- Rock River Laboratory offers new total anti-nutritional package for this challenging 2016 harvest
- Dial in your horses’ non-structural carb needs and avoid clinical illnesses like obesity, laminitis and insulin resistance
- New particle size research emerges through collaborative effort between UW Madison Dairy Science Department and Rock River Laboratory
- Breakthrough research regarding in vitro and in situ starch digestibility assays published
- New Rock River Laboratory-Chile offers dairies abroad access to same accurate, research-founded analysis results
- New to NIR: Starch in legumes & grasses
- Feed analysis reports’ 60-Day Averages now regionally specific
Analysis built on accuracy, innovation, and customer service
Rock River Laboratory partners with customers to serve the living and growing needs of the agriculture, lawn and garden, turf, and wildlife industries through analysis of feedstuffs, soil, plant tissue, water, and much more. Supported by an unwavering customer service team, we've spent the last 40 years equipping these industries with the tools and answers they need to make decisions for successful outcomes.
You drive us
Our roots lie in the agriculture industry, which has and continues to embrace technology for the greater good of progress, and this common goal is something in which we consistently invest.
- In 1976, Rock River Laboratory founder Don Meyer, his wife Karen, and his parents, Bill and Marge Meyer, set out with a goal to fulfill an agriculture industry need for quality, accurate soil analysis.
- By 1979, feed and forage analysis was offered at Rock River Laboratory, and to help support this offering, the Near-Infrared (NIR) analysis of feedstuffs was incorporated in 1982 - making Rock River Laboratory the first agricultural laboratory to offer this new technology.
- See more Rock River Laboratory firsts that have built this company on the timeline below.
Today, we continue to diversify our services into both new areas of the agriculture field as well as new areas of the globe. Rock River Laboratory is now found in five different locations across the US, as well as three different locations abroad, with many new services and technologies to help improve accuracy of analysis exponentially since the capabilities of the 1970’s.
Our young and driven second generation of passionate agriculture-rooted team members ensures that Rock River Laboratory will be a sustained partner as agriculture continues to evolve. This family business includes a team that brings scientific and agricultural knowledge and experience to the table, which we consider a valuable combination. Learn more about and find contact information for each of our on-staff experts here.
Watermark of trust, growth and scientific roots
The Fibonacci spiral may not ring any bells, but we all encounter it daily. This numerical sequence, showcased through the related spiral, is a scientific emblem that can be seen within nature from a plant’s leaf arrangements to the bracts of a pinecone. This spiral also happens to be at the core of Rock River Laboratory's logo. The seedling, also seen in our logo, is a symbol of growth and renewal, and the living things that all of us in the agriculture industry work so hard to keep flourishing each and every day. We've made our logo a symbol of our values and our commitment to trustworthy service of the agriculture industry and we stand behind the work and results that don this symbol.