A high somatic cell count means a loss of milk production and, consequently, a loss of income. Poorly maintained milking equipment or careless milking methods may be to blame. The solution: a VMEM visit.
 

VMEM: Verification of Milking Equipment and Methods

  • Complete inspection of milking equipment (pump, hoses, pulsators, vacuum level, etc.)
  • Evaluation of milking methods (preparation, attachment and removal, etc.)
 
All verifications are conducted by an impartial expert using high precision equipment.
 
ONE VMEM VISIT PER YEAR: A PREVENTIVE MEASURE THAT IS SURE TO PAY OFF
 
 
For a herd of 40 cows in lactation, with an annual replacement rate of 33%, a one-point reduction in the linear score corresponds to a $3300 increase in earnings every year. (e.g.: A drop in LS from 5 to 4 corresponds to a decrease in SCC from 400 000 to 200 000.)
 
 
The Fédération des producteurs de lait du Québec has adopted strict standards aimed at improving milk quality. So be proactive and take advantage of the VMEM service! Our technicians are specially trained to identify problems, propose solutions, or simply confirm that you are on the right track. Ask for a VMEM visit: it’s a matter of quality… and profit!
 
For more information, contact your Valacta advisor or technician or one of our VMEM technicians.
 
Senior VMEM milk quality technicians: