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Laboratory Services

Bulk Tank Monitoring
Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS) offers a Bulk Tank Monitoring Program.  A single bulk tank sample can provide an inexpensive overview of your herd’s milk quality and animal health, while multiple bulk tanks over time can identify trends and alert the farm to any issues that may be emerging...more

Clinical Samples
In addition to the field services offered by QMPS, veterinarians and dairy producers throughout the state may take advantage of the opportunity to submit clinical samples directly to the regional laboratories. The resulting culture information can be used to determine the source of infection, treatment and effectiveness of treatment...more

Laboratory Proficiency Testing
Quality Milk Production Services is pleased to announce the offering of a Proficiency Testing Program to large and mixed animal practices...more

Laboratory Supplies Order Form (Excel file) | Laboratory Supplies Order Form (PDF version to print)

Minnesota Easy Culture System II
The Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS) and the University of Minnesota Udder Health Laboratory have reached an agreement whereby QMPS will distribute supplies, and provide technical support for the Easy Culture II System in the Northeast. This system consists of culture plates (Bi-plates and Triplates) and a manual that explains their use and interpretation... more

Molecular Methods Laboratory
On September 30, 2004 the expanded Ithaca facilities and the new Molecular Laboratory... On September 30 and October 1, 2004 we also hosted the two-day symposium on “Molecular Methods in Milk Quality”...more

Pathogen Comments List

Farm Services

Farm Survey
The most frequently used service of QMPS is the full herd survey, whereby milking procedures, management, housing, equipment, and mastitis control are evaluated. This service is for herds using an ongoing mastitis control program where a complete picture is desired, or for herds experiencing problems with mastitis...more

Parlor Efficiency Service
To evaluate parlor efficiency, dairies track such things as cows milked per hour, turns per hour or pounds of milk per unit per hour with the goal of improving efficiency...more

Equipment Cleaning Evaluation Service
It has often been said, both here in Northeast DairyBusiness and elsewhere, that clean, comfortable cows produce more high-quality milk. How that milk is handled after it leaves the cow and how well milk-contact surfaces are cleaned are also critical to delivering a premium product to consumers. Milk quality scores, specifically, the various bacteria counts, indicate just how well this is being accomplished on each dairy. Following up on the Bulk Tank Monitoring Program initiated in 2004, QMPS is now preparing to offer milking system cleaning analysis based on NMC (formerly the National Mastitis Council) guidelines...more

"Super" Milk Program
The “Super” Milk Program was started in 1990 by the Empire State Milk Quality Council (ESMQC) to recognize those dairy farmers who go above and beyond the high quality standards maintained in New York herds.To become a “Super” Milk award recipient, producers must meet certain criteria. These include a bulk tank somatic cell count of 250,000 or less in at least ten out of twelve official monthly samples...more

Language Services
Customized Milker Training is a 2 hour course to educate workers about the reasons for the many practices on dairy farms. It is given in Spanish and focuses on farm specific management. Almost any topic related to dairy management can be presented...more

Clinical Samples
In addition to the field services offered by QMPS, veterinarians and dairy producers throughout the state may take advantage of the opportunity to submit clinical samples directly to the regional laboratories. The resulting culture information can be used to determine the source of infection, treatment and effectiveness of treatment...more

Farm Worker Training Program

24-Hour Turn Around Program

DHI Services

Quality Milk Production Services

Northern Laboratory
SUNY Canton
Canton, NY 13619
315-379-3930
877-645-5523
(fax) 315-379-3931
Central Laboratory
AHDC
240 Farrier Road
Ithaca, NY 14853
607-255-8202
877-645-5522
(fax) 607-253-4000
(email) qmps@cornell.edu
Western Laboratory
36 Center St, STE A
Warsaw, NY 14569
585-786-2555
1-877-645-5525 toll free
(fax)585-786-2550
Eastern Laboratory
111 Schenectady Ave.
Cobleskill, NY 12043
518-255-5681
877-645-5524
(fax) 518-255-5682