Does the type of milking machine affect the quality of milk?

Machines for milking cows have made this process much easier and faster, which our ancestors used to do manually. You get the required amount of milk without any effort, because the machine milks the cow for you. However, of course, there are certain requirements that everyone who performs milking using the machine must comply with in order for the health of the udder and the milk itself to be at a high level.

What affects the quality of milk?

Many may wonder if the type of device has anything to do with the quality of milk produced by the cow. Good agricultural practices lead to better quality milk. It has been scientifically proven that the type of device does not affect the quality of milk. Each device can support a high level of milk quality, but only under one condition – that it is regularly and properly washed, disinfected and used.

It is very important to clean the device after each milking, so that the remaining milk in the parts of the device does not dry out. Regular maintenance of these devices is an obligation of every household that does this, especially in the summer when the appearance of bacteria is increased.

How is the milking machine maintained?

For proper maintenance of the milking machine, lukewarm water at a temperature of 35oC is primarily used. It washes the residual milk and milk fat from the installation. After that, hot water with a temperature of 65oC is passed through the installation. This water contains a non-foaming detergent solution. It serves to wash away all the fat deposits in the installation. After this washing, cold water is let through the installation to wash all the parts that were in contact with the milk.

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This process is repeated after each milking. Several times a week, the milk cups are disassembled, washed and cleaned with special brushes. If possible, the suction tires are replaced every seven days. Thus, two sets of suction tires last longer than a year. It is important to remember that the milking device should be kept in a separate dark and cool room, never in the barn.

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