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Raw Milk Quality - A Resource Toolbox For Producers

Last Updated: September 4, 2013

Raw Milk Quality Policies

DFO is responsible for regulations relating to Grade A farms, raw milk quality standards, truck-tank inspections, and Bulk Tank Milk Grader (BTMG) certification, recertification and monitoring. DFO ensures that producers, transporters and BTMGs comply with provincial regulations and/or DFO policies pertaining to farmyards, lanes and biosecurity.

DFO is not responsible for raw milk testing. The University of Guelph under contract to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs provides testing services for producers. Dairy Farmers of Ontario sends out "pink" advisory letters to inform producers of milk quality penalties.

Producers can access their composition and quality test results through DFO's MILKLINE
(1-800-386-9109) and Farmers Login. A user name (licence #) and password are needed to access information.

Please refer to the Raw Milk Quality Policy Book (English | French) for a complete listing of DFO's raw milk quality policies

Effective June 1, 2010 -  Dairy Farmers of Ontario has implemented changes to raw milk testing, payment and penalties. Click here for more information on these changes.

Effective August 1, 2012 - the Somatic Cell Count Regulatory Standard will change to 400,000 cells per millilitre. For more information on this change, view the following letters. English | French

Producer Resources

The following sections contain information about testing, tips that may help to reduce test counts and evaluation forms to use on your farm.

Producer Programs on the Web

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