Milk Payment and Prices

Basically, milk should be paid according to its :

hygienic quality, and
quantity (volume of delivery in terms of litres of kilograms)

Each processor is free to determine the price of raw milk which mostly is based on a value given to fat and protein. Furthermore it is common to have a bonus/penalty system for freezing point, bacteria and somatic cell count, presence of butyric acid bacteria, method and volume of milk delivery/collection.

Suggestions were made for a payment system to be introduced in Romania by the Dutch-Romanian raw milk quality control project.

For a presentation on the Dutch system of milk testing and payment click here.

Within many EU-member states milk price paid by the processing companies is made public. See also the news flash for updates.

"Quality Control of raw milk"

 Copyright © 2006-2013