Milk Quality

A key part of maintain-ing high levels of milk quality is making sure the facili

How Clean Should Your Milk Parlor Be?

12/5/2018

A key part of maintain-ing high levels of milk quality is making sure the facilities where cows are milked are as sanitary as possible. By controlling the amount of dirt and other organic matter in the parlor, you can limit its access to the udder. Cleaning the parlor is not one of the more enjoyable jobs on the dairy, but it certainly is necessary and can be made easier through some simple innovation.

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5 Milk Quality Indicators

5/1/2018

When prices are low, making quality milk is more important than ever to capture any quality premiums. This article lists the five primary indicators of milk quality and where measurements should be on your farm.

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Don't Let Mycotoxins Affect Milk Quality

Don't Let Mycotoxins Affect Milk Quality

8/31/2017

Feeding mycotoxins contaminated rations can lead to the appearance of mycotoxins in milk. But the rate of carry-over from feed to milk can vary. Nevertheless, contaminants in the feed should be prevented to keep the milk quality at the desired level.

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6 Tips for Maximizing the Milk Parlor

6 Tips for Maximizing the Milk Parlor

8/14/2017

To generate more income for a dairy, the milking parlor is one of the first places you should look to create cash flow. By maximizing parlor efficiency, dairies can use the tools they already have in place to save time and money while also squeezing out a few more pounds of milk.

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Udder prep for milking efficiency

Milking the Most Out of Udder Prep

3/8/2017

Are you milking your cows efficiently while optimizing milk yield and milk quality? The goal in any milking routine is to synchronize timing between milk letdown and unit attachment.

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Producing quality milk starts by making sure that parlor protocols are in place.

Use Protocols and Metrics for Milk Quality Success

3/2/2017

With everything you have going on with managing your dairy operation, how can you be sure milk quality is where it needs to be? Producing quality milk starts by making sure that parlor protocols are in place and being followed.

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