DPC 40, Controlling Fluid Milk Volume and Fat Losses
Item #: DPC-040
Minimizing product losses is vital to the economic well being of dairy farmers, milk haulers, processors and consumers. This guideline provides useful information controlling product losses from the farm bulk tank to the receiving room, and reducing shrink within the processing plant, with emphasis on fluid milk plants and meeting package weight / volume requirements.
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Table of Contents:
Farm Bulk Milk Tank Installation and Calibration
Farm Bulk Tank Milk Measurements - Milk Accountability
Farm Tank Sampling - Influence on Milk Fat Tests
Pump-Out Procedures - Milk Accountability
Milk Measurement at Receiving - Milk Accountability
Milk Sampling at Receiving - Implications for Milk Fat Accountability
Minimizing Plant Milk Weight/Volume Loss - Milk Accountability
Minimizing Fat Loss - Accounting for Milk Fat
Dairy Arithmetic - Milk Standardization and other Calculations
Fluid Milk Operations - Fill Control to Meet Regulations and Reduce Loss
Records and Inventory at Processing - Establish a Norm and Corrective Measures
LABORATORY TESTING SUMMARY
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