Farmers must confirm periodically that their farm’s milk cooling system is performing to the standard set by the new rules.
Taranaki farmer Grant Gopperth was at a crossroads: new milk cooling regulations required that he upgrade his milking shed.
Raw milk grows bacteria rapidly above 7˚C, so adequate milk cooling is essential for ensuring quality milk is supplied.
You can efficiently cool milk before it enters the vat using reliable, cost-effective systems to chill milk quickly.
Milk cooling affects milk quality: the quicker the milk is cooled after milking, the better the quality when it is collected from the farm.
If your milk cooling system is not capable of meeting the new milk cooling regulations, you may need secondary cooling.
We have all had to deal with milk quality issues onfarm at some stage in our farming careers — whether it be a freezing point grade or high bulk somatics on the first pick-up or perhaps an antibiotic scare during the season.