GL 070 Small Ruminant Milking Systems
This guideline provides a practical discussion, for dairymen and certified equipment dealers, on the installation, cleaning and sanitizing of small ruminant milking systems. The installation sections cover basic information regarding applications and approvals, the electrical power supply, the vacuum system and sanitary piping components.
The recommendations are kept in line with those of 3-A Accepted Practices for Design, Fabrication and Installation of Milking and Milk Handling Equipment, and with the Milking Machine Manufactures Council of the Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute.
Subjects discussed pertain to cleaning and sanitizing and include steps in cleaning mechanical cleaned pipeline systems, cleaning and sanitizing bucket milking machines, cleaning pulsation lines, clean farm milk tanks and troubleshooting cleaning problems.