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Parlour Hygiene Suite Testing


What is Parlour Hygiene Suite (PHS) testing?

This involves a traditional culture technique whereby any live microbes in the milk are grown under a range of conditions. We then count the number of microbial colonies to determine the level and presence of:
Psychrotrophs, Thermodurics, Coliforms and a Total Viable Count (TVC).

Why should you do it?

If your Bactoscan levels are rising, this can be caused by bacteria most commonly related to the milking parlour and plant hygiene. This service will help pinpoint specific areas that could be causing high Bactoscan results such as the bulk tank cleaning, plant cleaning or contamination from cows. 

What are the benefits?

Identifying troublesome areas will determine the best course of action to rectify quality issues and help avoid any penalties from your milk purchaser in the process.

What is involved?

To test your next available bulk milk sample, simply call or email us in the office. Alternatively, fill out the form opposite and someone from the office will contact you shortly to arrange the testing. 
01902 749 920
Milk@nationalmilklabs.co.uk
The test costs £26.57 + VAT.  All results are reported on Herd Companion and can also be sent via email or post as well.
Did you know? You can also combine this with the Mastitis ID under our BactoBreakdown service for £46.35 + VAT.