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Grade A Farm Inspections

Last Updated: September 5, 2012

Grade A Farm Inspection is based on 5 key inspection points. These areas of focus have been identified due to their impact on raw milk quality and consumer perception.

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Milk Contact Points

Visit the Bacteria section of this Web site for more information on milking equipment cleanliness.

Udder Cleanliness

Visit the SCC section of this Web site for more information on udder health and udder preparation options.

Milk Cooling Efficiency

Visit the Bacteria section of this Web site for more information on bulk tank cooling.

Biosecurity

Biosecurity is important to reduce the chance of transmission of various contagious diseases.

Biosecurity Principles as Applied to Udder Health
Biosecurity for Dairy Farms

Aesthetics

Neat, tidy, clean barns and farms have little impact on consumer opinions of dairy products. Unfortunately not so aesthetically pleasing operations can have dramatic effects on consumer confidence in dairy products. A dairy farm is not just a farm - it is a milk processing plant as well!

Evaluate your farm using this Farm Inspection Report (10 KB PDF)

 

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