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Verification of milking equipment and methods service (VMEM)

Whether it is to resolve a milk quality issue or simply to confirm that you are on the right track, call on our technicians who are specialized in the verification of milking equipment and methods (VMEM). Valacta's VMEM technician is an independent and impartial expert, especially trained and equipped with high-precision devices to detect problems and offer specific solutions.

What is the VMEM service?

  • Complete milking system overview (pump, hoses, pulsators, vacuum, etc.)
  • Verification and analysis of the cleaning system, including physico-chemical analysis of the cleaning water, etc.)
  • Evaluation of the milking method (preparation, installation and removal), which is the ideal opportunity to train a new employee or your successor
  • Analysis of the barn environment, stall dimensions, bedding used, etc.
  • Dissemination, explanation and suggestion of corrective measures by a specialized technician
  • Analysis of the SCC reports

Following a VMEM visit, your Valacta advisor or technician will be able to follow up on any actions to be taken. To prevent problems, we recommend one VMEM visit per year.

The VMEM service is available for all types of milking systems, including robotic systems.

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A team dedicated to milk quality

In partnership with Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, we have set up a specialized team of technicians to support producers who are facing difficulties pertaining to milk quality. Any producer who obtains an unusual result in terms of bacteria or somatic cells can profit from a support visit by the milk quality technician of his or her region.

During the support visit, the milk quality technician can verify the milking system and methods, analyze milk recording reports with you and develop an action plan to remedy the situation.


Tools and tips to help you achieve your milk quality goals

The production of quality milk by healthy cows is a daily task. Our milk recording somatic cell count reports allow you to monitor udder health at the herd level as well as for each individual cow. Our advisors and technicians are able to identify situations that require your attention, interpret the results of the reports and advise you on best milk quality management practices, in collaboration with your veterinarian.


Milk analysis for somatic cell counting (SCC)

The analysis of SCC data allows you to monitor your herd's udder health and to take action with the cows suspected of having an infection. We perform somatic cell counting directly in the milk recording samples, in the milk payment bulk tank samples, or upon request as a special analysis.

SCC results are conveyed to producers through our Vision2000 reports and in the Valacta Mobile application. With your permission, we can also give your veterinarian access to your data.


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