Waste Sample Testing + Fees

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Waste samples are lagoon and poultry litter. Be sure to label your samples with your name, county, date, and your sample ID.

(You will be sent to NCDA’s website)


Sample containers are not provided by NCDA&CS or our office.

  • For liquid waste, submit 12–16 oz of a representative waste sample in a plastic (not glass) bottle. Used beverage containers with the labels removed work great! Be sure to rinse the container prior to sample collection; do not use soap.
  • For solid waste, submit 1–2 quarts of a representative sample in a sealed plastic bag.


NCDA’s Sampling Fee

Jones Extension Courier Fee Options

  • No Rush Shipping (NEW!)  –  Thanks to our Regional Agronomist, we now offer FREE shipping for samples that can be sent a bit later. These samples will be sent within 2 weeks. Note that NCDA’s Sample Test fees still apply.
  • Daily Shipping  – Need your sample shipped immediately? We can send it right away! Our office charges a courier fee based on the sample’s weight. Our office does not keep change so please bring exact cash or check only. See the chart below for our current fees. (As of 5/28/2024)
  • Courier rates 2023


View the current Waste Sample Turnaround Time
Your results are sent to the email address you wrote down on your Sample Information Sheet.

Don’t have an email? No worries!  You can look up your Waste Sample Results online using your name and address!

Click here to look up your Waste Sample results
Enter your last name(comma) first name, business name, or report number. Your name and address should pop up while searching.

If you have trouble accessing your results or have questions reach out to us!


Contact our Livestock Agent, Brooke Zeleny, if you have questions about your results, the waste sampling process, or waste questions.

Brooke Zeleny, Extension Livestock Agent

By email:
Please Note: Brooke works in multiple counties so email will be the best way to reach her or you can leave her a message at the Jones Extension office at 252-448-9621, MON-THURS 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & FRI 8 a.m.-12 p.m.