Milking machine maintenance

» Service regularly
    › static test twice a year
    › dynamic test yearly
» Frequent checks
    › inspect teats immediately after milking
      unit removed
    › inspect liners and replace any
      damaged liners
    › change liners every 2,500 milkings
    › check circulation cleaning products and procedures

Environmental hygiene

» Housing - regular change of bedding/
   mucking out, cubicle mats, dry straw,
   sand for bedding
» Walkways kept clean and dry as possible,
   automatic scrappers
» Teat preparation before milking, pre-


» Buy animals from disease free
   stock with low cell counts

» Milk new or infected cows last

» Restrict access, use foot and
   wheel dips

» Provide clean protective clothing
   for herdsman and visitors