Polish Federation of Cattle Breeders and Dairy Farmers (PFCBDF) is the only organization authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to carry out recording of production of both dairy and dual purpose cows in Poland.
Milk recording is organized into three Milk Recording Regions covering whole Poland. In our country performing testing is conducted pursuant to the A method.
PFCBDF employs technicians, who are responsible for carrying out test milking and collecting data, as well as documentation staff responsible for data recording and processing. Besides, PFCBDF owns also 5 laboratories in which analyses of milk samples are run. Each our laboratory analyses milk recording samples for following milk components: percentage content of fat, protein, lactose and dry matter, urea level and somatic cells count.
Since 2013 acetone and BHB have being measured in milk samples and used in calculations aimed at informing the breeders on subclinical ketosis risk. The possibility of subclinical ketosis threat refers to particular cows and also an entire herd.
Milk performance recording has a very long tradition in our country. The very first information about official organization of milk recording in Poland is dated on 1904, when a group of progressive farmers after their visit in Denmark, decided to implement official performance recording in their herds in order to prepare the field for future breeding program.
PFCBDF through its high qualified staff, realizes also following additional services:
Nutritional advisory, together with professional independent fodder analyses, performed in one of our laboratories.
Co- organization of regional and national cattle shows
Acting in the interest of PFCBDF members, in international forums by active membership in such organizations as: ICAR, EHRC, WHFF.