The dye used in our teat dip is a food grade dye and therefore will not taint or decrease the milk quality.
A dairy cow is milked twice in 24 hours, preferably at 12 hour intervals, or close there to. On entering the milking parlour, each udder is sprayed with water to wash off any organic material that may be on the udder. The milking machine is then fitted to each of the four quarters and the milk flows through a cooling vessel into a bulk milk tank in the dairy.
After milking, each quarter is sprayed or dipped with a teat dip. This is a disinfectant which will protect the milk channel, which remains open for about an hour after milking, from being infected with pathogenic microorganisms from the environment, causing mastitis in the quarter.
In addition to being a disinfectant, our teat dip has glycerine added, which enhances the skin condition of the quarters, nourishing them and preventing dryness, chapping and wounds.
Eucalyptus has been added which is bactericidal and a natural fly repellent. The dye used in our teat dip is a food grade dye and therefore will not taint or decrease the milk quality.
Teat dip needs to be applied after each milking cycle. Application is made easy through either placing each teat into a cup holding the teat dip or by using a spray unit. When comparing Manchem’s teat dip in the marketplace, it will be found to be economically efficient and very affordable.
Teat Dip Products
RED – Ready to use teat dip contains chlorhexidine SUNSET YELLOW – concentrated glutaraldehyde: phosphate teat dip used at 1:4 dilution