Milk – The Most Nutritious Food, Follow the Procedures of Milking

Sometimes it may be tempting to pass quickly through the cow milking parlor and bypass procedures. But you should never do that. The procedures have their reasons to exist.

Trim ends up costing way more time because cows can develop a condition called mastitis. If you do not follow proper procedures milking, mastitis can spread from sick cows to healthy cows.

Wear gloves

It is important to wear rubber gloves or latex, so you can wash your hands frequently. Germs do not stick to gloves as easy as sticking to her wrinkled hands.

Outperforming (pre-strip)

Dawn stimulates the cow to release the milk, remove the milk with the highest content of somatic cells at the tip of the nipple and milk you can evaluate to see if the cow has clinical mastitis. (The cows with clinical mastitis must be identified so they can receive special treatment). You can browse www.lic.co.nz/products-and-services/automation/protrack-scc to get more info about Mastitis in Cows.

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Pre-seal (Pre-dipping)

The land on the tip of the nipple contains germs that can cause mastitis. The pre-sealed (pre-dipping) will kill these germs. You want to resolve this situation before milking the cow. The pre-sealed improves milk quality and also avoids the potential risk of udder germs suck if the milking unit is not working properly.

Dry nipples

Use a clean towel for each cow; do not use the same towel several times in other cows. Wipe each teat of the cow. Try using a clean section of towel for each nipple. If there is a nipple that is too dirty, use a towel to wipe the nipple.

Make sure the towels are dry because germs grow in damp and wet towels not remove moisture. Teats should be clean and dry before hanging the machine.

Do not water the udder with water. This causes the seeds are watered and the other under the milking system.

Keep cows standing for a while

Offer fresh food to the cows when they leave the milking, so it prevents the cow to take immediately after milking. The time spent eating allows the muscle of the teat canal closes. This will prevent germs from entering the udder. You want the cows to get plenty of rest, but if you can stand long enough to eat after milking, it would be a good thing.

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