Dairy 3: Stiffer testing regime set for Ontario milk

Starting this month, samples will be tested more frequently for composition, SCC count and freezing point estimate, to help producers manage their rations better and maximize returns


At the request of producers, Dairy Farmers of Ontario is stepping up its milk bulk tank testing starting June 1.

George MacNaughton, director of production at the milk marketing board, says herd managers want to be able to see their milk composition, butterfat and protein content more often, so that they can change their rations and maximize returns.

Better Farming - June/July 2010