Milk Reception

Milk Reception is that step in the trade with milk where the 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

Based on the test results, the farmer will be paid for his milk.

 

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

Individual needs will always vary from project to project. Below you will find Mejeriets step stones for equipment for a small & medium scale milk reception.

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

01. Milk Reception

The milk reception is part of a trade with milk. Registration of quantity and samples for quality control is made at the milk reception because the responsibility for the milk is transferred from the milk producer to the dairy at this time.

Milk which clearly differs in sight, smell or taste in the reception must be rejected, or be subject to laboratory analysis to ensure that deviating milk does not destroy the dairy’s production.

The common tests, carried out at least once in a week, can be the following: Freezing point test to determine if the milk is diluted.  Organoleptic test, which is sight, smell, and taste.  Samples of milk should also be taken to laboratory test for Somatic cell count, Bacteria count, Protein and Fat content.

After accepting the raw milk, it must be cooled, preferably below +4° C.  If the milk is kept below this temperature, there is practically no deterioration of the bacteriological condition of the milk.

After cooling raw milk is kept in a Silo tank, or if the smaller quantity in a vertical DX tank.

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