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Close Up Radio Spotlights Andrea Mouw of Dairywise Laboratory Services

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Twin Falls, ID – Andrea Mouw is the founder of Dairywise Laboratory Services, a microbiology lab where she does milk and forage testing. Established in December 2019, Dairywise does a little bit of everything. “We try to encompass everything that the dairy needs, so that they can bring it all to one place,” summarizes Andrea. “Most people don’t understand the process that it goes through.”

“Any of the dairies that have milk from cows, we make sure that the quality of milk is good and free of bacteria,” explains Andrea. “This is so that the milk going to consumers is good.” Overall services include the analysis of milk for nutrition and bacteria, analysis of the forage – what a cow eats, and examining the health of the cows.

“With the forage, we do nutrient analysis so that what they are feeding the cow, is perfect for making milk.” adds Andrea. “We also do GMO testing for hay. Anything that the cow can chew, we can test.”

“We have a machine that we can run the milk, and it will give the butter fat percentage, protein, total solids, and lactose,” touts Andrea. She also examines milk for nutrition contents.

In just the few years that Andrea has operated her own lab, for starting her own business, she already earned one of the top recognitions in Idaho Agriculture. In 2022, she won the Samantha Ramsey Innovation Award as part of Leadership Idaho Agriculture (LIA).

“Milk is one of the most nutritious things that you can put into your body,” concludes Andrea. “Drink more milk. It’s good for you.”

For more information, please visit https://www.dairywiselabs.com