Milk Reception

Milk Reception is the step in the trade with milk where responsibility for the raw milk goes from the milk producer to the dairy.

The registration of delivered milk, the temperature and samples for quality control takes place here. 

At least once a week, samples of raw milk should be taken to a laboratory test and checked for the following:

  • Somatic cell count
  • Bacteria count
  • Protein and Fat content
  • Freezing point

The farmer should be paid for his milk based on the test results.

 

Illustration from Alfa Laval Dairy Handbook
Illustration from Alfa Laval Dairy Handbook

When raw milk is accepted, make sure the temperature is below +4° C.  When the milk is kept below this temperature, there is practically no deterioration of the bacteriological condition of the milk.

The raw milk can be kept in a Silo tank, or if the quantity is limited in a Farm Cooling tank.

Do you need equipment for Milk Reception -- Mejeriet can provide you with the components to set up an efficient production line

Below you will find Mejeriets shopping guide for equipment related to Milk Reception — Individual needs can always be merged in a project.

Small Scale Milk Reception — Can handle up to 5.000 lt.  per day —  Easy to  move to a satellite reception when you expand your Dairy.

01.01 — 60 ltr. Container for emptying of milk cans, manual filling & emptying into dump vat after weighing and test of quality.

01.02 — Scale – 0 – 100 kg. (100 gr. graduation.)

01.03 — Gallow where Container and Scale are fitted – (Part of the SS frame)

01.04 — Dump tank — 500 ltr. Sloping bottom with drainage sump.

01.05 — Milk pump – 380 Volt – 50 Hz – 1,2 kW.

01.06 — Double filter — 0,5mm Mesh.

01.07 — Flowmeter & Display.

01.08 — Plate Heat Exchanger — Capacity 2.000 ltr/H — Working area from +30 to +3° C — Cooling media, Ice water at 1° C.

01.09 — Stainless steel frame where all components are fitted.

Medium Scale Milk Reception — Can handle up to 50.000 ltr. per day

01.20 — 10 meters 2″ Food grade Milk hose.

01.21 — Balance tank, 150 ltr. — 3 way valve in bottom.

01.23 — Milk pump — 380 Volt – 50 Hz – 2,2 kW.

01.24 — Double Filter – 0,5 mm Mesh — 4 Butterfly valves for changing & cleaning the filters.

01.25 — Flow-meter & Display.

01.26 — Plate Heat Exchanger — Capacity 10.000 ltr/H — Working area +30 to + 3° C — Cooling media — Ice water at +1° C.

01.27 — Stainless steel MCC — PLC Unit.

01.28 — Stainless steel frame where all components are fitted.