Every day, 25 collection staff (including 3 women) go out to collect the milk from the producers. Travelling from farm to farm, they collect the milk and measure its volume, they take samples required for initial analyses and look for any visual or olfactory signs which may indicate that there are problems with the quality of the milk.
The samples taken are then sent to Laboratoire interprofessionnel laitier Loire Anjou Bretagne. They then evaluate the quality of the milk collected (fat content, protein content, bacteriological quality etc.) These results will determine the remuneration the farmer receives for his milk.
Cultural relations agents (CRA) also visit farms on a regular basis. They make sure that the best practices included in the various charters are applied and they also provide technical advice and support on a daily basis. The CRAs also handle sales of agricultural supplies
Since the early 80s, milk churns have given way to the use of milk tanks. Owned by the dairy in 90% of cases, they are maintained and replaced as necessary.