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Sampling from a milktank

Hi, Milk Scientists

When doing sampling from a milk tank to determine milk composotion, it is important that you sample from either the top or the bottom every time, even if you think that the milk was stirred enough – be consistent.

Also be aware that a round tank will probably only need 5 minutes of stirring, but a long/rectangular tank will need 10 minutes, because the milk do not build up momentum in those tanks.


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Check this out:

Results of milk samples submitted for microbiological examination in Wisconsin from 1994 to 2001 : An article from: Journal of Dairy Science

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