TORONTO--(Dairy Quality Inc™, a farm innovation company, is about to blow the barn doors off the way milk quality testing is done. With only an iPhone™ and a specialized adaptor kit called Milk Guardian™, Dairy Quality Inc. takes mobile computing to a whole new place - the Barn.)--
All milk produced by dairy farms must be tested for signs of infection. Standards are in place to be sure that the milk in our fridge and that which gets processed into cheese, ice cream, and vanilla shakes, is healthy. We take this for granted.
All dairy farmers of course know the importance of this and make sure that what they offer to dairy producers is high quality. But the testing process can be difficult. Samples have to be taken from each cow on a regular basis and sent off to a lab. The cost per test is high and the time it takes to get a result back from the lab takes far too long.
The remarkable new device will change all this. Testing will be done right at the cow. Results are delivered to the palm of the dairy farmer’s hand in seconds instead of weeks to get lab results. And the cost of each test will be a fraction of what it is today.
This instant result is the real key to the change. A sick cow can be removed from production right away, instead of waiting to find out if Bessie needs help. This means that each batch sold to the producers will be cleaner than it is today.
And the timing for the introduction of the new technology couldn’t be better. New health standards for milk from North American farms, almost twice as stringent as previous in some regions, have just gone into place. Milk Guardian will play an important part in helping farmers meet the new rules.
To make it all work, Dairy Quality Inc. is teaming up with app developer mpengo Ltd. which specializes in cutting edge mobile computing. Milk Guardian will run using mpengo Ltd.’s “mpengo Dairy” app on any iPhone.