On-Farm Bulk Milk Tanks
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Choose the correct answer for each question.
When should a milk hauler wash their hands and dry them on a clean paper towel?
Immediately before measuring or sampling the milk.
Upon arriving on a farm
Before they touch any of the hauling equipment
The sample container should be labeled with which of the following items:
Date, time, temperature, producer’s identification, route number
Dipstick reading, producer’s number and temperature
Producers number, temperature and date
Producers number, date, time, temperature and hauler’s identification
Temperature, producer’s number and haulers identification
How should the temperature control or pilot sample be correctly labeled?
“Temperature control”; “TC”; or “pilot”
Name of farm and “TC”
“Check temperature using this sample”
Producer number, hauler ID, date, time, temperature and “TC”
Which sampling plan provides for one sample that can be used for all laboratory analysis?
Bulk tank sampling plan
Sanitary sampling plan
Once a month sampling plan
Universal sampling plan
What is the temperature control or pilot sample used for?
Provide extra milk for testing
Check for antibiotics in the milk
Check the temperature of the milk samples at any time
Determine added water content
Why should all sample containers be filled not to exceed ¾ their capacity?
Obtain enough milk for testing purposes.
Leave room to agitate the sample before lab testing.
To keep them from spilling
All of the above
Milk samples are required to be kept at what temperature?
0° F to 45° F
Less than 50° F
Just above freezing
Between 32° F and 40° F
At least 40° F
Stored milk samples do not need to be protected against contamination.
When the milk line on the measuring stick is exactly between two lines, what should the hauler do?
Read to the nearest even number.
Insert the measuring stick again and repeat until you get it on a line
Make your best guess on how much milk is in the tank
Round up to nearest whole number
To obtain an accurate measurement of the milk in the farm bulk tank, it is necessary to get:
One true reading
At least two consecutive identical readings
Compare readings with the producer
Three readings and record the middle one
If the farm tank was not completely emptied when your truck tank is full, you should:
Wait until the next scheduled pick up at the farm and try to empty it then.
Return to the farm and empty the tank before the producer adds any additional milk.
Insist that the producer buy a bigger tank.
Load all you can on your truck and let the rest go to the floor drain.
If the outlet valve of a farm bulk tank has been leaking, the hauler should do what?
Carefully attach the milk transfer hose to collect all of the milk
Don’t use the valve until it is repaired
Rinse and sanitize the valve before connecting the milk hose.
When attaching the truck loading hose to the bulk tank outlet, where should the hose end plug should be?
Placed in the hand sink
Set in an upright position on the floor
Placed off of the floor to prevent contamination
Put on the hanger at the back of the tank truck
After removing the sample dipper from the sanitizing solution, the hauler should?
Rinse the dipper in the milk at least twice
Rinse the dipper in hand sink to remove sanitizer
Dry the dipper off with a clean paper towel to remove sanitizer left over
All of the above
Samples should be kept cold in the refrigerated sample case by:
Placing the samples on top of the ice
Placing the samples in ice, or a mixture of ice and water, to a level not higher than the level of milk in the sample container
Completely submerging the sample containers in the ice and water mixture
Which of the following are correct agitation times for the following tank sizes?
900 gallon tank: 5 minutes
2000 gallon tank: 5 minutes
1200 gallon tank: 10 minutes
1500 gallon tank: 5 minutes
The bulk tank outlet valve should be opened:
Immediately after connecting the transfer hose
Only after measuring the milk and collecting the sample
During the agitation process
After measuring the milk
Upon arrival at the dairy farm, you note that the temperature of the milk is 72° F. You then:
Leave immediately without sampling the milk
Measure, sample and collect the milk as usual hoping that the blend temperature in your truck will be below 45 F upon arrival at the plant
Measure and sample the milk, leaving a note on the weigh ticket and notify the association fieldman. (you do not transfer the milk into your truck)