Troubleshooting Milk Quality
Problems - Step by Step Protocol
Steps to take when you encounter poor milk quality:
- Check milk temperature.
- Ensure that the cooling unit lowers milk to as close as possible
to 1°C (34°F) within one hour after milking.
- Check water temperature at the start [minimum 77°C (170°F)]
and end [no lower than 49°C (120°F)] of the chlorinated
alkali wash cycle.
- When dry, visually inspect the pipeline, milk hoses, inflations
and any other milk contact surface for the presence of films.
- Observe a complete wash cycle of the milking and the cooling
equipment. You may find that a pump or valve is worn and not working
properly, or that chemicals are not being dispensed as required.
- Consult your equipment dealer and/or the inspector to discuss
findings and arrange for a quality assistance inspection and/or
- Utilize the CMT or a strip cup to screen for udder health issues
For more information:
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