Dairy Hygiene Guide
At Mole Valley Farmers we are committed to providing the best possible products and support for dairy farmers. With our vast experience in dairy inputs we have helped hundreds of farmers who have experienced stock health and hygiene issues on their dairy farms.
The Mole Valley Farmers’ Agricultural Specialists and/or Farm Sales Coordinators can work with you to not only deal with current problems, but also to prevent issues in the future, helping you to optimise your farm’s full potential and to improve both quality and yield of milk.
Good udder health and hygiene are essential to quality milk production. Our pre and post-teat disinfectant range provides you with excellent biocidal products to perfectly complement your milking routine. Based on two of the most effective antibacterial chemicals – iodine and chlorhexidine (provided by the trusted Deosan brand) we can offer reliable and cost-effective products tailored to suit individual farms and routines.
Residues left after milking consist of fats, proteins, minerals and water scale. All of which provide an environment for organisms to multiply and thrive, leading to high levels of bacteria in your milk and increasing the likelihood of mastitis in the herd.
High somatic cell count and bactoscan results can have a major impact on your milk cheque, not just in terms of lower payments and penalties but also lost production and poor animal health.
“ We’ve never had as good a somatic cell count as we’ve had this year...It could be down to a number of things. I think thoroughness in all procedures is what counts”
Rob Taverner - Devon Farmer