More cheese from less milk: eco-innovative real-time milk classification technology for optimized milk use (MilkyWay)
The project aims at promoting a new environmentally friendly solution contributing to the reduction of the environmental impact deriving from one of the most polluting industries, dairy production. The new solution is based on real-time classification of milk (without any type of manipulation) and will bring to several important advantages that can be summarized as follows:
reduced amount of milk employed in the dairy production process;
milk efficiency improvement and high quality cheese with enhanced nutrient properties;
improvement of dairy production and yields (up to 15%);
facilitate the milk supply chain, important savings in operational costs for dairy farming, optimization and higher value to milk processors and premium prices to farmers.
All the above mentioned advantages will be possible thanks to the collaboration between AFIMILK (inventor of the real-time milk classification system) and TDM which carried out the installation of the 5 pilot systems in Dellabona and CISSVA pilot farms. After the now ongoing testing phase, cheese making will begin soon from classified milk in the CISSVA dairy, under strict sanitary controls of DAQ. Nutriservice and UNICATT will elaborate the optimal animal feed, while MILA will work on market replication. The partners represent the entire production and value chain.
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