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Herd characteristics and management practices associated with bulk tank milk quality of dairy herds in southeastern Brazil

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Cortinhas, Cristina Simoes [1] ; Botaro, Bruno Garcia [2] ; de Macedo, Susana Nori [1] ; dos Santos, Marcos Veiga [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Vet Med & Anim Sci, Dept Anim Sci, BR-13635900 Pirassununga, SP - Brazil
[2] Teagasc Moorepark, Anim & Grassland Res & Innovat Ctr, Livestock Syst Res Dept, Fermoy P61 C996, Cork - Ireland
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: TROPICAL ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION; v. 50, n. 7, p. 1605-1610, OCT 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This study identified the association of management practices and herd characteristics with milk quality of bulk tanks in southeastern, Brazil. Milk samples were collected weekly during 8weeks from 63 dairy herds. Bulk tanks were evaluated for total bacteria (TBC), preliminary incubation (PIC), pasteurization (PC), coliform (CC), and somatic cell counts (SCC). Associations found were type of milking system utilized in the farm with TBC, PIC, and SCC; the use of gloves for milking with TBC and PIC; sanitation of milking equipment prior to milking with PC and CC; strip cup testing of cows with PC; teat washing prior to milking with SCC; pre-milking teat disinfection with TBC and CC; post-dipping with TBC and SCC; and the alkaline-acid washing procedure of milking equipment with PIC and PC. The regression analysis explained the variation of bulk tank PC (-0.47 log cfu/mL) due to the adoption of strip cup test (P=0.036) and, by 0.366 log cfu/mL due to alkaline and acid washing of milking equipment (P=0.036). Herringbone milking systems adopted on farms represented a change of -0.11 log cfu/mL on the log SCC (P=0.048). Findings may provide a guideline to prioritize efforts aimed at improving milk quality at the farm level in Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/16687-0 - Quality of raw milk and management practices on dairy farms
Grantee:Cristina Simões Cortinhas
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 09/16700-6 - Raw milk quality and management practices in dairy farms
Grantee:Marcos Veiga dos Santos
Support type: Regular Research Grants