UNH dairy farm getting recognition
DURHAM (AP) - A University of New Hampshire dairy farm is getting high marks from state officials as a quality milk producer.
The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center has scored high during inspections.
Chuck Metcalf, supervisor with the NH Department of Health and Human Services Dairy Sanitation Program, says a passing score for an inspection is 90 with no critical items, such as poor cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and improper handling of milk from cows that have been treated with antibiotics or are producing abnormal milk.
The Fairchild operation scored 96.
The dairy farm is open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors can observe the milking of cows at 3:30 p.m. each day.