Once a month our cows have a test day. I'm pretty sure it's a lot easier and
less stressful being a cow on test day than it is for students taking final
exams at the end of the semester!
All our cows have to do is come to the barn and be milked on their regular schedule.
The real work for test day is done by our MidSouth Dairy Herd Improvement
Technician Greg. He arrives before milking to place his measuring meters
in the barn, organizes his milk vials and prepares to collect each sample.
When sampling is finished, information is typed into our computer system
and the samples will be shipped to the lab for analysis.
In less than a week we will have information at our fingertips via email.
The test results provide us with an analysis of the milk volume and
components of each cow's milk and are used as part of the record keeping
system to guide us in the management of our dairy herd.
Greg provides dairy herd improvement service to dairy
farms in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky.
It's dedicated people like Greg that work with us down on
the dairy farm to produce high quality milk.