The “ordinance to promote the quality of raw milk” regulates the testing frequency for
Moreover, the regulation sets limit values for bacteriological quality and somatic cell count relevant for the payment.
|Test criteria||Averaging and accounting period|
|Fat/protein content||Weighted arithmetic mean of the current month|
|Somatic cell count||Geometric mean over 3 months|
|Bacteriological quality/Bacterial count||Geometric mean over 2 months|
|Determination of freezing point||Weighted arithmetic mean of the current month|
|Verification of absence of inhibitors||Only single values of the current month are relevant|
The tasks of the Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. also include the classification of the results with regard to payment of the delivered milk and also data communication for the billing of the milk to the dairies and its assigned data centers.
The raw milk payment is regulated in the "ordinance to promote the quality of raw milk". The results of the activities of the Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. are a very important basis regarding the milk payment of the dairies to the farmers.
All samples are taken by automatic sampling devices in the milk collecting trucks and are analyzed under a strict quality management regime with no advance notice to the dairy farmers. These samples form the basis of the laboratory analyses for fat, protein, somatic cell count, total bacterial count, freezing point and inhibitors.
|Bacterial count limit||≤ 100.000 germs/ml|
|Somatic cell count limit||≤ 400.000 cells/ml|
|Limit value freezing point||≤ -0,515 °C|
No inhibitors verifiable