Revealing Profitability in Every Drop
Vast information that impacts herd productivity, cattle health, animal welfare, sustainability and profitability can conveniently and accurately be revealed with just a few ounces of milk.
Milk sample collection and analysis through CentralStar DHI helps you manage your operation with a focus on profitability.
A member of the largest dairy records processing center in the United States, Dairy Records Management Systems, CentralStar Cooperative offers an expanded network of experts, programs and resources to meet your needs.
Milk Analysis Labs
CentralStar’s two milk analytical labs, utilize state of the art laboratory techniques including infrared spectroscopy, flow cytometry, ELISA, PCR and more to process more than 5.3 million milk samples annually. Samples can be analyzed for more than a dozen components and characteristics including butterfat, protein, SCC, solids-non-fat, MUN, Johne’s, leukosis, BVD, neospora, mastitis, pregnancy and more.
The CentralStar Michigan Laboratory is based in Grand Ledge and processes all samples from Michigan’s lower peninsula, Indiana and Ohio. Samples can be submitted through routine DHI testing or direct to the lab.
CentralStar Wisconsin Lab was originally founded in 1942 as Outagamie Central DHIA and was an affiliate of Wisconsin DHI Cooperative. In 1993 they merged with Winnebago County DHI to form Fox Valley DHI Cooperative (Fox Valley). In 1996 they affiliated themselves with National DHI and transferred many of their records for processing to DRMS. In January 2000 Fox Valley producers voted overwhelmingly to join what is now CentralStar Cooperative.