Lohaj, Sadete (2020) EFFECT OF SEASONS ON BULK MILK QUALITY IN FERIZAJ PROVINCE. International Journal of Food Technology and Nutrition, 3 (5-6). pp. 47-55. ISSN 2671-3071

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In this study was evaluated the effect of season on bulk milk quality and compare the results between five principal regions in Ferizaj province, Kosovo. Fresh milk samples from the two years period between January 2018 and December 2019 were used as the research material. Samples were taken at five region farms in the municipality of Ferizaj for twelve months and analyzed in an accredited laboratory at Food and Veterinary Agency. One-way ANOVA was used to detect changes in the physicochemical composition and the total number of bacteria according to the impact of the season and farm location. Total bacteria count (TBC), somatic cells count (SCC) and physical-chemical parameters were affected by the period of seasons and varied significantly between regions (P<0.05). The levels of TBC bacterial count elevated from 4.90 to 7.03, 4.90 to 6.24, 5.88 to 6.43, 4.90 to 6.20 and 6.04 to 7.29 log cfu/ ml for A (Tern), B (Sojevë), C (Prelez), C (Softaj) and E (Pleshin) regions farm, respectively. The milk samples from the second season had higher bacterial counts inc comparison to another season. Finally, the current study shows that samples from the region of Sojevo, Prelez, Softaj and Pleshina included risks in terms of elevated levels in the somatic cell and total bacteria counts that imply more focus on milking hygiene and storage conditions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email zshi@unite.edu.mk
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 14:03
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2020 14:03
URI: http://eprints.unite.edu.mk/id/eprint/517

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