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International Journal of Bioscience and Biochemistry

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Production system and milking structure influence on the quality of milk from farms in the mesoregion of central Goiás, Brazil

Author(s):

Elaine Ralmenia Nunes Rodrigues, Irisnádia Guimarães de Faria and Edvande Xavier dos Santos Filho

Abstract:

Dairy production represents a source of income for families living in rural areas of Brazil. The state of Goiás generates about 2.5 billion liters per year of the total national milk production. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the limiting factors of milk quality. Thus, this cross-sectional work aimed to relate aspects of dairy production, milk composition and milking structures from 20 farms in the mesoregion of central Goiás, Brazil. From January to June 2023 qualitative and quantitative variables were analyzed and results demonstrated low technological level and a small number of lactating cows, with mean monthly milk production of 1,917 liters, ranging from 1,576 to 2,131 liters. In most of the milk producing units, the milking equipment was of the piped type, with a ventilated milking parlour, coated only with concrete and with containments made of wood. Lastly, cows were fed with concentrated supplementation during milking. Conclusively, the milk produced had solids content within the standard established by current legislation.

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International Journal of Bioscience and Biochemistry
How to cite this article:
Elaine Ralmenia Nunes Rodrigues, Irisnádia Guimarães de Faria and Edvande Xavier dos Santos Filho. Production system and milking structure influence on the quality of milk from farms in the mesoregion of central Goiás, Brazil. Int. J. Biosci. Biochem. 2023;5(2):01-04. DOI: 10.33545/26646536.2023.v5.i2a.41
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