Quality and payment regulation for milk in Bavaria - our tasks

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:

Sampling

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.

 

 


 

Milk collecting truck inspection

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 is to be repeated at least every 6 months.

Training for samplers and drivers of milk collecting trucks

Staff which is deployed for the drawing of samples is trained by the Milchprüfring. The training contents are predetermined by the Bavarian Agency for Agriculture. The training is repeated at regular intervals (-> at least every 4 years).



 

 


 

 

 

Laboratory examination according to the quality and payment regulation for milk

According to the statutory requirements the Milchprüfring 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.

  • fat content
  • protein content
  • bacteriological quality
  • somatic cell count
  • freezing point
  • absence of inhibitors

 

 

Compiling of the billing data sets

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.

 

 

Other services for the dairy industry and dairy farms
Analyses for the LKV Bayern – milk recording

In line with the agency contract the Milchprüfring tests DHI samples for the LKV for the parameters

  • fat
  • protein
  • lactose
  • somatic cell count
  • urea

The results are also used for the estimation of breeding values and for feeding advice.

PAG (Pregnancy Associated Glycoprotein) test of milk

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.

 

 

Supplier information retrieval system

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.
 

Use of information system also for dairies

The dairies have the possibility to retrieve the values of their milk suppliers via an own “dairy access tool.”

 

 

 

 

 

Taking and testing of self-marketer samples

By request of the self-marketers the Milchprüfring takes samples on site, analyzes them and reports the results.

 

 

 

 

 

Analyzing of internal samples

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.

 

 

 

Further laboratory services such as daily inhibitor screening

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.

Sample analysis for dairies

It is possible for dairies to ask mpr to examine even more samples than required according to the Milk Quality and Payment Regulation (MilchGüV).

 

 

 

 

 

MCR A - Innovative analysis for antibiotic residues
Currently all inhibitor-positive samples of raw milk - tested according to the Milk Quality & Payment Regulations (MGVO), are further analyzed at the laboratory of the mpr with the BioSensor MCR A.
It allows us to determine qualitatively and quantitatively 15 of the most often detected antibiotics in milk.
 
Further informations
Provision of milk samples for further analyses (BHV1, Leucosis, Brucellosis)

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).

Logistics

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.

 

 

Memberships

Der Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. ist Mitglied beim Deutschen Verband für Leistungs- und Qualitätsprüfungen e.V. (DLQ)

Homepage DLQ

Der Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. ist Mitglied bei der Arbeitsgruppe zur Förderung von Eutergesundheit und Milchhygiene in den Alpenländern e.V. (AFEMA)

Homepage AFEMA