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Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network

All about Mastitis I Milk Quality

Quality Premium in Quebec

This premium will be $0.50/hl and will be financed out of revenues from milk sales, as is currently done for the solids-non-fat premium. To qualify, producers must achieve the following results:

  Monthly Results
  Total Bacteria

Somatic Cells

Year 1 40,000 300,000
Year 2 30,000 250,000
Year 3 and subsequent years 20,000 200,000

This premium, which requires an amendment to the payment regulation, should be implemented in early 2010. Producers will be informed when the payment begins.
Source: Fédération des producteurs de Lait du Québec,2010


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