Dairy Industry Standards

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade. Total quality management (TQM) consists of organization-wide efforts to install and make permanent a climate in which an organization continuously improves its ability to deliver high-quality products and services to customers. There will be some turnover of cows on a dairy farm as cows are removed because of low milk production or to sell. However there are 3 main reasons of involuntary: lameness, mastitis and reproduction problems. These high rates of involuntary culling on a farm are a sign of poor animal welfare and are very costly to the dairy farmer. In order to address this problem, there is plenty of research and knowledge available to support dairy farmers. The solutions do not have to be radical changes nor involve large investments. Even simple things that improve cow comfort can have a dramatic positive effect.

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade. Total quality management (TQM) consists of organization-wide efforts to install and make permanent a climate in which an organization continuously improves its ability to deliver high-quality products and services to customers. There will be some turnover of cows on a dairy farm as cows are removed because of low milk production or to sell. However there are 3 main reasons of involuntary: lameness, mastitis and reproduction problems. These high rates of involuntary culling on a farm are a sign of poor animal welfare and are very costly to the dairy farmer. In order to address this problem, there is plenty of research and knowledge available to support dairy farmers. The solutions do not have to be radical changes nor involve large investments. Even simple things that improve cow comfort can have a dramatic positive effect.

The specific structure of the dairy industry is the fact that milk is a very valuable but at the same times an extremely expensive raw material. On the one hand, milk can be used to make a wide range of products which combine the features of being highly palatable, nutritious and at the same time high-quality. Indeed, milk is also known as `white gold'. On the other hand, its high cost price includes the necessity of using milk to make products which have a high added value. The result is that the processing industry is very important to the dairy farming sector, far more important than in many other sectors of agriculture. In the dairy industry, the processing operations have to satisfy high technical and quality standards.

  • International Organization for Standards (ISO)
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Nutrition influences the health of dairy calves
  • Cattle longetivity

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