DPC 59, Production and Regulation of Quality Dairy Goat Milk
Item #: DPC-059
This guideline deals with milk quality standards as applied to goat milk and is considered an introductory guideline to goat milk production. The Dairy Practices Council has a Task Force dealing specifically with small ruminant issues and more detailed information is available in other Guidelines.
This guideline lists the regulatory standards and laboratory methods that have been identified as appropriate by the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS). The guideline also deals with production systems and procedures, as well as management practices, essential for producing high quality goat milk.
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Table of Contents:
HISTORY OF GOAT MILK IN THE UNITED STATES
REGULATION - NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERSTATE MILK SHIPMENTS
SUMMARY OF ISSUES RESOLVED:
Somatic Cell Count (SCC)
ISSUES STILL TO BE RESOLVED:
PRELIMINARY INCUBATION COUNT (PI)
SOMATIC CELL COUNT
ANTIBIOTIC RESIDUE TEST
FLAVOR AND ODOR
MACHINE MILKING WITH A BUCKET MILKER
FIGURE 1. WOOD GOAT MILK STAND FOR HOME PRODUCTION
TABLE 1. BUCKET SYSTEMS
PIPELINE MILKING SYSTEM
FIGURE 2. SCHEMATIC OF A PIPELINE MILKING SYSTEM
FIGURE 3. EXAMPLE OF PROPER ELECTRICAL BONDING OF MILK LINE
TABLE 2. VACUUM REQUIREMENTS FOR MILKING PIPELINE SYTEMS
Vacuum Pump Size
TABLE 3. MINIMUM AIR FLOW (ASME) FOR WASHING
TABLE 4. GUIDELINES TO ASSURE STRATIFIED FLOW IN LOOPED MILKLINES
TYPES OF MILKING PARLORS
MILKING PARLOR CONSTRUCTION
POST MILKING DISINFECTION
CLEANING MILKING EQUIPMENT
MILKING PROCEDURE USING PREDIPPING
EXPLANATION OF MILKING PROCEDURE
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