Small Ruminant dairies, goat and sheep dairies, process goat and sheep milk into various dairy products.
This guideline gives detailed information on the proper procedures for sampling milk on the farm, from the tank truck, and in the milk plant. It also briefly gives the steps for proper bulk milk collection at the farm. Also see DPC Guideline # 50.
This guideline presents the merits of the sediment test; describes sediment testing methods, reference standards, & interpretation; provides an overview of applicable regulations; and concludes with best management practices to produce clean milk.
This guideline provides effective methods of disposal of wastewater from milking centers.
This guideline briefly discusses the significance of the problem of high somatic cell count (abnormal milk).
This guideline provides information on the common tests used for evaluating the quality of raw milk.
This guideline is designed to help laboratory, field personnel, and producers determine the cause and methods of correction of high bacteria counts in raw milk.
This guideline provides practical information for troubleshooting films on dairy farm milk handling equipment. It tells how to identify the films, the causes, how to remove the films, and how to prevent films.
This Guideline is written for regulatory officials, sanitarians, cooperative extension personnel, engineers and others who are advising dairy farmers on potable water supplies on dairy farms.
This guideline covers procedures for the control and eradication of brucellosis in dairy cattle and dairy goats. It also gives the causative organisms, human symptoms, source of infection, and preventive measures for the following milkborne diseases that affect humans: campylobacteriosis, listeriosis, salmonellosis, tuberculosis, and yersiniosis.
This guideline offers a discussion of good teat disinfection popularly referred to as teat dipping.
This guideline provides information to the bulk milk hauler/sampler, the vital link between producers and handlers, on the proper techniques, principles, and procedures.
This guideline deals with milk quality standards as applied to goat milk and is considered an introductory guideline to goat milk production.