Cows with lower SCC milk produce better quality milk with better
taste, longer shelf life, and improved yield and quality of dairy
Cows with lower SCC milk also reflect superior cow care and animal
Milk quality starts at the farm level and cannot be improved as it
travels through the processing path to finished dairy product.
Therefore, NDPO encourages U.S. dairy farmers to produce the best
quality of milk by giving dairy farmers an incentive of $250 for each
milking cow culled for beef with a history of milk produced exceeding
400,000 SCC. This offer is available to only NDPO members and is
funded through agri-businesses wanting to assist in quality milk
reaching the consumer. (Limitations apply).
NDPO's milk quality improvement program will not only promote
improved animal welfare and superior USA dairy products but will
also benefit the dairy farmer milk price by better balancing the milk
supply with profitable demand.