Special Issue "Improving Milk Quality through Farm Management and Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: Dairy Science, Dairy Animal Science, Cattle Milk, Milk Quality, Dairy Management, Precision Livestock Farming
Interests: Dairy Science, Cattle Milk, Milk Quality, Dairy Management, Precision Livestock Farming, Animal welfare
The concept of milk quality is changing rapidly and expanding to include aspects that a few years ago were not considered of primary importance. In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to technological quality, hygiene and safety aspects, and their relationships. The improvement of hygiene conditions in dairy farms led to a decrease in milk bacterial count, which is a desirable result. However, biodiversity of microorganisms can suffer and technological problems can occur. The prevention of contamination (e.g., by pathogens, mycotoxins, antibiotics) is a subject of special attention and increasingly regulated. Moreover, the concept of food quality, especially that of animal origin, is currently further expanding to include aspects related to animal welfare and environmental sustainability.
The spread and the effective use of technology and sensors in dairy farms can allow farms not only to improve the productive and reproductive efficiency of the herds but also to obtain a better milk quality, especially from a hygienic-sanitary and technological point of view. At the same time, technology-supported management can contribute to safeguard animal health and welfare and to reduce environmental impact. Technology in dairy farms can thereby positively influence the quality of milk and dairy products in the broadest sense.Dr. Maddalena Zucali
Prof. Anna Sandrucci
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- milk quality
- food safety
- livestock management
- Precision Livestock Farming
- udder health
- animal welfare