Teat Dips, Hoofcare, Disinfectants, Circulation Cleaners & Food-Safe Sanitisers
The profitability of a dairy operation is decided largely by milk quality, milk volume, the cost of production (feed efficiency, veterinary costs and manpower costs) and market price for milk.
Dairy farm bulk tank somatic cell counts (BTSCC) are an international measure of the quality of milk for human consumption. Dairy cooperatives and food processors price milk based on a low BTSCC which reflects dairy cow health and good dairy hygiene practices. Udder inflammation and infection, bacterial colonisation of milking equipment due to poor cleaning and milk storage conditions are factors which can contribute to a high BTSCC.
Operational controls which can be used to ensure a consistently high quality and yield of milk and a high level of dairy hygiene:
- Post-milking teat protection: post-milking teat dips/sprays to protect abrasions and the teat orifice from invasion by environmental bacteria.
- Pre-milking hygiene: Pre-milking teat dips/sprays containing fast acting food-safe sanitisers. Drying of teats using individual towels before cluster attachment prevents shedding of bacteria into milk.
- Maintenance and operation of milking equipment: to eliminate factors that can cause udder infection, interfere with the action of cleaning chemicals and lead to bacterial colonisation of milking equipment.
The control of clinical and sub-clinical mastitis is essential in ensuring high dairy productivity. Management controls such as dry cow therapy allows management of mastitis cases through intramammary administration of medication. Appropriate isolation and treatment of mastitis in cows prevents contribution of high individual SCC to herd milk count, and prevents long term damage to the teats/udder and culling of dairy cows.
Quat-Chem has also recently incorporated a successful and innovative range of non-irritant synergistic teat sanitisation products with built in teat conditioning properties. Alongside our ‘Synergy’ range, traditional teat dips based on iodine and chlorhexidine are also available.
Routine dairy hygiene is essential to safeguard food safety, public health and animal welfare. Quat-Chem’s comprehensive range of non-tainting practical dairy chemicals offers powerful cleaning and sanitation solutions for equipment used in the handling, storage and transportation of milk. Circulatory cleaners such as CIP descalers for milkstone film removal and post-milking alkali cleaners to help maintain condition of the milking system. Specialised detergent-sanitisers for various applications such as manual cleaning and tank cleaning may be used for general cleaning of tanks and equipment.
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