The milk tank sample came back fine. I'd bet if I could find out, the "other" culprit dairy farm was picked up after my tank that day. I've heard many milk truck drivers talk about forgetting to take a sample, so they just pull one from the next farm & put the other farm's name on it, or do it when a sample pops open in the ice bath & is empty. My fieldman says a sample with results as high as these 2 were is almost always due to a broken cooler, which mine is working PERFECT, and the "other" farmer's tank cooler went out on him. There is no way I can prove this "switch", but I KNOW this is the case. Just ticks me off that I'll have to turn this into my insurance when I know I'm not responsible. Heck, I heard one driver say he just took ALL his samples for the entire day's pickup from his last stop. I told my fieldman about that years ago, as that's a big no-no! They can't do that today though, as each farm has special ID stickers at each farm for their samples. Of course a driver could collect stickers as they go, then do all at the last stop, but our current driver wouldn't do that. He's a good guy, but if our sample popped open & spilled, he would likely fill at another stop, not thinking harm would come.
Anyways, today has been a good one. Made out a list of metal needs for the new shop, then been mowing since. Got all mowing done except my yard around my home, which I'll do tonight. Dad cut the hay fields, which will be a light cutting, but will make time for one more cutting if rains come regular enough. Josh did spraying around buildings/pits/etc, cleaned the parlor, and placed molasses tubs. I'm going to stack some lumber out of the way, then feeding time. Much accomplished today, and that makes for good therapy!