String Sampling

cowsThe QMI Composite Farm Sampling System is used by dairy farmers as a way of obtaining representative samples for heard health as well as obtaining samples for nutritional programs.

The University of Minnesota conducted two studies and both were published in the Journal of Dairy Science.  The first is titled “Field Validation of a Milk Line Sampling Device for Monitoring Milk Quality and Udder Health”.  This study was conducted by S. Godden and Associates (85:1468 – 1475), 2002.

string-samplingThe second study is titled “Field Validation of a Milk Line Sampling Device for Monitoring Milk Component Data”, also conducted by S. Godden and Associates (85:2192 – 2196), 2002.

The objective of these studies was to investigate the ability of the QMI milk line sampling device to obtain representative samples under field conditions.  The first study compared the milk component composition between milk line and bulk tank samples.  It also compared SCC and bacterial culture results between milk line and bulk tank samples for milk harvested from the same group of cows at the same milking.

As stated by these researchers, the results of these studies suggest that the milk line sampling is a very good monitoring tool.  It provides producers with timely and inexpensive information that will help to improve programs for monitoring milk quality and udder health in commercial dairy herds.

J. Dairy Sci. 85: 1468-1475
American Dairy Science Association, 2002
Field Validation of a Milk Line Sampling Device for Monitoring Milk Quality and Udder Health

J. Dairy Sci. 85: 2192 – 2196
American Dairy Science Association, 2002
Field Validation of a Milk Line Sampling Device for Monitoring Milk Component Data


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