Making A Milk Pipeline Work For A Large Farm

26 February 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Pipelines are often thought of as oil carriers. Though many oil pipelines exist, there are pipelines that are created for other manufacturing industries as well. Farming is an industry that makes use of irrigation ditches and pipelines on a regular basis. For farming, one of the most extensive uses of pipelines is for milk. Whether your farm features goats or cows, if you produce milk on your farm, a pipeline installation will help in a number of different ways. 

Pipelines make storage easier

One of the methods for milking with a pipeline is to attach electronic milkers to the cows and goats. The electronic milking machine will lead from the milkers to the pipeline to the storage unit. Be sure to install a storage unit that can hold several days worth of milk depending on how large your farm is and how often you sell and bottle any of your milk production. The milk should also be pasteurized as soon as possible unless the raw milk is needed for the production of other products such as soaps or foods that your farm sells. 

The labor will be easier

Instead of having everyone aid with the milking and transporting the milk to the next spot, you can divide the farm workers into two different teams. One team can be in charge of milking the animals, which will get the milk moving through the pipes immediately. The other team can go through the process of pasteurization and bottling immediately. If you produce cheese and other products, getting started on these projects earlier in the day will boost production and money for your farm. 

Less chance of exposure

A big issue that can be found on dairy farms is the exposure of the products to bacteria and other issues. This can cause a major problem if you are selling your milk to stores or at a farmers market. The pipes are covered and can be properly cleaned. Since they are self-containing and the milk does not have to go through the air or go through hands, the milk will be as clean as possible. This decreases your farm's liability risk for an outbreak due to the milk. It also keeps the milk in its original condition without the chance of exposure to other items that you produce on the farm. Lowering the risk of exposure to any bacteria or issues makes running a dairy farm easier. 

So whether pipes are transporting milk or oil, contact companies like Guildner Pipeline Maintenance for more information.