Items for mailing milk samples

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by homeacremom, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. homeacremom

    homeacremom New Member

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    Where do you find small styrofoam boxes to mail milk samples?
    How much should I expect them to charge to run tests (both sides)?
     
  2. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    We just took some stryofoam we had laying around and cut it up to line the inside of a priority box.
     

  3. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Often times the lab you use will have styrofoam boxes available. Many labs offer a kit that includes the styrofoam box, mailing box, ice packs and sample containers.

    My vet office runs milk cultures and sensitivities so I use them rather than sending milk samples to an outside lab.

    Sara
     
  4. homeacremom

    homeacremom New Member

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    Maybe I should check with "my" new vet to see what could be done through them before I send off to LSU.
     
  5. MayLOC

    MayLOC New Member

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    We have just used our local CSU affiliate lab that runs their own cultures and sensitivities. So though the price may be higher, there is no shipping/packaging. They charge us I believe $12 for the cultures and $8 for the sensitivities. Maybe the breakdown was slightly different but the total bill was around $20.--that is the total for doing both sides.
     
  6. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Although I have to pay for cultures ran at my local vet clinic, I save money on shipping and not to mention, I have the results much quicker.

    Sara
     
  7. MayLOC

    MayLOC New Member

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    Yes, with no shipping costs, I figure it is about the same, except I get the results very quickly.