Coliform test on site?

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Coliform test on site?

Postby VC Rancher » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:53 am

Are there any onsite test kits for testing for coliforms in milk?
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Re: Coliform test on site?

Postby bigbull338 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:18 pm

are you asking about the CMT mastitis test.if so yes its called the CMY test.an its been around for alot of years.
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Re: Coliform test on site?

Postby TexasBred » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:24 pm

VC Rancher wrote:Are there any onsite test kits for testing for coliforms in milk?


I'm not aware of any. Probably have to sample the milk supply and take it to a good lab set up to do the test.
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Re: Coliform test on site?

Postby VC Rancher » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:27 am

I've heard about Idaho inspectors coming out to the site once a month and testing the milk. Are they testing on site or just gathering samples and sending them to the lab? Any suggestions on how to find a lab that can do these tests?
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Re: Coliform test on site?

Postby TexasBred » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:32 am

VC Rancher wrote:I've heard about Idaho inspectors coming out to the site once a month and testing the milk. Are they testing on site or just gathering samples and sending them to the lab? Any suggestions on how to find a lab that can do these tests?


Most likely just gathering samples to take or send to the lab for testing.
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Re: Coliform test on site?

Postby bigbull338 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:44 pm

ahhhh thats your state sample for your sccs an bacteria.
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Postby TexasBred » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:10 am

bigbull338 wrote:ahhhh thats your state sample for your sccs an bacteria.

Our hauler always pulled the state sample when the state boys told him too.
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Re: Coliform test on site?

Postby GMN » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:10 am

coliforms are generally associated with e-coli organisms-why would you want to know about those? Vaccinate the animal and be done with it.
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Re: Coliform test on site?

Postby suzorse » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:12 am

Idaho comes out and takes a milk sample for raw milk sales, I am certified to sell raw milk, they test
for SPC , colifoms , drugs, SCC and temp and they run a brucellosis ring test semi annually
max for SPC 15,000, coliform 25 ,SCC 500,000 ,drugs neg and Temp 40 degree , hope this helps
and I can only sell milk from 3 cows, but can milk as many as I want ,and all have to be tested TB neg every year Suzanne
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