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QMPS Laboratory in 1948
In the Laboratory - 1948

The Quality Milk Production Services, formerly known as the New York State Mastitis Control Program, was begun in 1946 by then Governor Thomas Dewey. Over the next 30 years it was operated out of the Veterinary College at Cornell. In 1975, it became a program of the Department of Agriculture and Markets. Until 1986, the Quality Milk Program was a part of the Department of Clinical Sciences in the Veterinary College. In 1986, Quality Milk came under the administrative umbrella of the Diagnostic Laboratory where it resides today.

Milking maching 1948
Milking Machine - 1948
Utter examination
On the Farm - 1948









The Quality Milk Program has developed over the years from being mainly a diagnostic program to one with a comprehensive extension education focus designed to offer assistance to all dairies in the state in a preventive program. The Program has become known throughout the world for its unique services. The Program has worked closely with colleagues in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Life Sciences in developing specific programs aimed at mastitis prevention, prevention of other diseases, and quality milk production.


Ruben on microscope modern milk machine
In the Laboratory - 2004
Milking Machine - 2004

Quality Milk Production Services

Northern Laboratory
SUNY Canton
Canton, NY 13619
(fax) 315-379-3931
Central Laboratory
240 Farrier Road
Ithaca, NY 14853
(fax) 607-253-4000
Western Laboratory
36 Center St, STE A
Warsaw, NY 14569
1-877-645-5525 toll free
Eastern Laboratory
111 Schenectady Ave.
Cobleskill, NY 12043
(fax) 518-255-5682