The Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. as assigned entrepreneur of the Free State of Bavaria is responsible for the implementation of the quality and payment regulation for
milk in Bavaria. This comprises the following aspects:
According to § 2 paragraph 1 of the implementation ordinance regulation for the quality and payment regulation for milk the Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. accounts for the taking and provision of quality samples by the dairies and milk collection centers. The quality samples are usually taken automatically in the milk collection truck.
According to § 2 paragraph 3 of the implementing regulation for the quality and payment regulation for milk from December 7, 2008 the Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. is responsible for the testing of the sampling equipment in milk collecting trucks. The testing procedure for sampling equipment in milk collecting trucks is regulated in detail in line with an announcement of the Bavarian Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry from September 3, 1997, No. MT 1.7601.87-193. The testing must be repeated at least every 6 months.
Staff which is deployed for the drawing of samples is trained by the Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. The training contents are predetermined by the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture. The training is repeated at regular intervals (-> at least every 4 years).
According to the legal requirements the Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. is responsible for the quality inspection and evaluation of the delivered milk. According to § 1 of the quality and payment regulation for milk the quality criteria are to be analyzed according to §2 paragraph 1 to 7.
The mpr ensures the results by means of more than 300 programmed plausibility checks and afterwards by 4-eye-control.
The released test results are evaluated at the beginning of the following month and the dairies are provided with them as clearly structured data sets for each dairy farmer in order to compile the billing of the milk payment.
In line with the agency contract the Milchprüfring tests DHI samples for the LKV for the parameters
The results are also used for the estimation of breeding values and for feeding advice.
This test allows determination of pregnancy of cows, goats and sheep by means of analyzing the milk. For cows and goats the determination is already possible from the 28th day after insemination. Farmers can order sets of 10 tests at mpr.
The mpr makes the current quality results available to the dairy farmers and dairies. The results are updated promptly and can be retrieved via an Internet data base, an automated directory assistance system, App, email, or via fax and upon registration directly via text message, respectively.
The dairies have the possibility to retrieve the values of their milk suppliers via an own “dairy access tool.”
By request of the self-marketers the Milchprüfring takes samples on site, analyzes them and reports the results.
By request of the dairies the Milchprüfring provides empties for internal samples, tests the samples of the dairy farmers and dairies for the stated parameters and reports the results.
A collective sample is taken of every delivery tour of a milk collecting truck and is tested for the presence of inhibitors in the dairy. In case of a positive result all single samples of the suppliers of this tour are tested for inhibitors in the laboratory of the Milchprüfring.
It is possible for dairies to ask mpr to examine even more samples than required according to the Milk Quality and Payment Regulation (MilchGüV).
The Milchprüfring provides milk samples for the testing for Leucosis and Brucellosis and forwards these to the Animal Health Service and the Regional Office of the Bavarian Agency for Health and Foodstuffs Safety (LGL – former Health Examination Departments North and South).
Our clients can make use of our logistics services in different fields. One sector is for example the transport of ear punch samples which are collected and examined. The data are recorded and transferred to the Animal Health Service every day in order to prevent animal diseases.