Welcome to QMMS

Our Services

QMMS offers four main services to the dairy industry.

  • Our Milk Recording service varies from ad hoc testing of occasional samples through to a full milk recording service compliant with all of the latest industry standards. Our service is unique in that it is focused on delivering management advice aimed at improving business profitability and not on identifying the ‘best’ or ‘worst’ cow in the herd. Our service if fast, flexible and competitively priced.
  •  Our Bacteriological Analysis service exceeds all current national and international standards and is centered on a sound, evidence based, scientific approach. Our team has extensive experience in the laboratory based identification of mastitis pathogens and is backed by RCVS Specialist veterinary interpretation. We regularly analyse both individual quarter and bulk tank analyses.
  • At QMMS we regularly offer consultancy advice to all aspect of the dairy industry. We are available to offer impartial RCVS Recognised Specialist advice working in close collaboration with the attending veterinarian where appropriate.
  • One of the strengths of QMMS is our involvement in the ‘cutting edge’ of mastitis research and the application of our findings in the field. Our involvement in research ensures that we are able to deliver evidence based services which the user can be sure are based on sound science.

Milk Recording

Milk recording laboratoryAs well as performing ad hoc milk testing (butterfat, protein, lactose, somatic cell count and non-protein nitrogen (urea)) we offer a DIY milk recording service that can be tailored to your specific needs. All analyses are performed according to the guidelines of the International Committee of Animal Recording (ICAR) of which QMMS Ltd is a Full Member.

Our milk recording services includes basic on-farm management software at no additional cost (Software developed by SUM-IT Computer Systems to QMMS Specifications).

Key facts about our milk recording services are listed below:

  • Different service levels from ad hoc testing to a full milk recording service

  • Factored milk recording available

  • On farm management software included in the price

  • Powerful management reports, adding value to your data, delivered direct to your desktop

  • Compatible with existing software

  • Cost effective and competitively priced

  • Backed by RCVS Recognised Specialist veterinary advice

  • Awarded ICAR Certificate of Quality for Production Recording (Milk Recording) in Dairy Cattle

Bacteriology

We offer a full range of bacteriological analyses from individual cow samples to bulk tank analyses, as well as water analysis. We aim to tailor bacteriology to the individual farm, ensuring that we make cost effective use of your investment – we won’t sell you tests you don’t need.

Bacteriology LaboratoryOur individual cow bacteriology exceeds the recommendations of the National Mastitis Council (NMC) and is designed to maximize the opportunity of isolating and identifying the problem pathogens on your farm. Our individual cow bacteriology uses a full range of laboratory tests to identify causal bacteria and does not make 'presumptive' diagnoses. As with our milk recording service, our results are backed by RCVS Recognised Specialist Veterinary advice.

Key facts about our bacteriology services are listed below:

  • Individual cow bacteriology and antibiotic sensitivity testing

  • Bulk tank screens and analyses

  • Water analysis (bacteriology only)

  • Backed by RCVS Recognised Specialist veterinary advice

  • Techniques exceed the recommendations of the National Mastitis Council

Consultancy

At QMMS we are involved in many aspects of mastitis and milk quality consultancy and training.

Vet advising a farmerOur consultancy varies from providing individual on farm consultancy in conjunction with the local vet, based around our unique apporach to analysis of mastitis and milk quality software through to providing 'on farm' training to all aspects of the industry, encompassing mastitis and milk quailty management.

At a national and international level we are involved in delivery of 'on farm' advice and training, software and pharmaceutical development.

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