Raw material research schedule

Microbiological analyses are conducted at least twice a month (1 analysis in every settlement period). Should partial results indicate that the total number of micro-organisms is too high (more than 100 thousand) and that the number of somatic cells is greater than 400 thousand, the laboratory conducts further analysis after the deadline for improving the quality of raw material has expired.

Information concerning the failure to comply with the standards is submitted to the suppliers, while the veterinarians we employ are notified of any cases of mastitis.
The result of the most recent analysis is used for purposes of calculating the amount to be paid and to calculate the data averages. Urea content is also examined twice a month, which is very important for producers of milk since it allows them to see whether the feed is appropriate.

Chemical analyses are conducted 4 times a month (twice every settlement period), i.e. 1st-15th and 16th-30th/31st day of a given month. Results concerning albumen and fat content from every settlement period are averaged and presented in the form of a weighted average.

Chemical research aimed at determining fat and albumen content is accompanied by research into the FPD indicator. If the indicator is greater than -0.520  ̊C, the conclusion is that water has been added to the raw material and will each time result in further analysis of water content in the milk.

All research results are submitted to suppliers on milk supply charts after the end of each settlement period.

The reliability of our laboratory analyses is confirmed annually by the National Veterinary Research Institute in Puławy, and by quarterly comparative research by Reference Laboratory in Parzniew.

Should there be doubts concerning the reliability of the results of analyses, it is possible to commission an independent laboratory to verify the results. It is essential that the sample being compared is from the same batch of raw material.