Dairy farmers planning to upgrade or install new milk cooling plant must think long-term rather than install a ‘bare minimum’ system.
A new Freezflow Icebanks system from Total Refrigeration, which snap chills milk to the required temperature, has brought a Dargaville dairy farmer some peace of mind, he says.
Milk cooling affects milk quality. The faster the milk is cooled after milking, the better its quality when it is collected from the farm.
The only snap chilling system that can simultaneously perform a range of functions is set to be a drawcard at Fieldays.
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.