Air Out your Milking Facility A well-ventilated facility contributes to milk quality
Gooch, Curt A.
Stale, contaminated, odorous air was once a major culprit of tainted milk prior to the adoption of pipeline milking systems. Harvested milk was hand-carried in milk cans to a dumping station where it was transported to a holding tank. Milk had many opportunities to contact barn air during this process resulting in high incidences of less than flavorful milk. Fortunately, milk is no longer harvested in this fashion and the incidence of fowl air/milk contact has been minimized. However, like in the past, ventilation of the milking area can still influence milk quality today.
ventilation; dairy; milk quality