Raw Milk String Sampling to Help Increase Feed Ration Efficiency
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Raw Milk String Sampling to Help Increase Feed Ration Efficiency

Raw milk string sampling has become increasingly important. This post examines the potential value of string sampling of milk to help nutritionists fine-tune ruminant formulations to provide better information and manage costs. Current feed market prices have milk producers looking for every possible way to manage costs, making the role of ruminant nutritionists increasingly important. We scrutinize…

Psychrotrophic Bacteria in Pasteurized Milk—Spoilage, Testing, and Line Sampling
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Psychrotrophic Bacteria in Pasteurized Milk—Spoilage, Testing, and Line Sampling

Bacteria in pasteurized milk is the leading cause of spoilage and reducing shelf-life. Refer to my earlier posts, How Bacterial Generation Times Impact Fluid Milk Quality and Shelf-life and Heat-Resistant Psychrotrophic Bacteria and Their Effect on the Quality of Pasteurized Milk. In those posts, I discussed the collective efforts of the dairy industry and regulatory…

Aseptic and Representative Sampling for Dairy Farms — Importance of Being Proactive (Part 2)
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Aseptic and Representative Sampling for Dairy Farms — Importance of Being Proactive (Part 2)

Aseptic and representative sampling for dairy farms is a big topic. This post is the second part of an in-depth conversation I had with Denise Sutton, our DFA Farm Supplies partner’s Sales Manager. Denise’s extensive experience in the dairy farm industry ranges from being a herd manager and running a dairy farm, being a trusted…

How Bacterial Generation Times Impact Fluid Milk Quality and Shelf-life
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How Bacterial Generation Times Impact Fluid Milk Quality and Shelf-life

Bacterial generation times have a significant impact on the quality of fluid milk and its shelf-life regardless of the source of microbial contamination. While many factors can lower the quality of fluid milk and reduce shelf-life, the most significant is microbial spoilage. “As the ability to kill, remove, or control microbial growth in pasteurized refrigerated milk…

Aseptic Sampling System: Why Consistent Test Results are Important
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Aseptic Sampling System: Why Consistent Test Results are Important

An aseptic sampling system is critical for the quality control process in the liquid food industry. One of QualiTru’s customers in the yeast-fermented beverage business (Brewery) had a specific problem they were facing. Customer problem: Inconsistent results from quality samples Of course, our team took on the challenge of solving the vexing problem of inconsistent…

Biofilms in the Dairy Processing Industry—What and Why are They Important?
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Biofilms in the Dairy Processing Industry—What and Why are They Important?

Biofilms in the dairy processing industry are a big problem because they threaten the quality and safety of dairy products. The growth of bacterial biofilms is the primary reason for microbial contamination of milk and other dairy products. “In recent years, the formation and impacts of biofilms on dairy manufacturing have been studied extensively, from…