When setting standards for clean milk production, it is important that the standards reflect the local conditions. If milk is boiled before use and consumed within hours of production, high capital investments to improve hygiene may not be an economic necessity. With an increasing time between milking and consumption, hygienic measures should improve. At the same time, with an increasing scale of farming, there is more room for investments in hygienic practices. The cost of clean milk production should not exceed the benefit of the farmers. Milk payments should be an incentive to improve the hygiene, and clean milk production should be financially rewarded.
1 PhD scholar, Division of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly-243122, Uttar Pradesh.
2 Scientist (Veterinary Public Health), Division of Animal Health, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umroi Road, Umiam (Barapani)- 793103, Meghalaya, India
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