|This container collects and weighs the milk|
|Duane checks the milk samples|
|Duane records the cow's eartag numbers|
|Susan records the milk weights|
|Susan enters this data into her computer|
|Sometimes they have questions for Taylor about a specific cow|
The information gathered by the milk testing process is shared with the company who supplies us with the bull semen used to artificially inseminate our cows. This data helps them evaluate and market the bulls in their line-up. We also share this data with our nutritionist so he can put together a feed recipe that will meet the requirements of our cows.
Duane and Susan are a husband and wife team. They test milk at 70 dairy farms in Ohio and Pennsylvania each month. We appreciate the work they do because the information milk testing provides helps us manage our business and meet the needs of our animals.
For more information about SCC and antibiotics in milk, check out these two blogs:
Is there Pus in Milk?
The Truth about Antibiotic Use