Our Standards

Utah Rule R70-330, Raw Milk for Retail licensing code

  1.  Milk temperature – 50° within first hour of milking and 41° after two hours.  Our milk is measured to easily fall within this categoryWe do temperature test and record our temperatures and times on a regular basis.  Milk_temp_90min_freezer
  2. Bacterial standards for raw milk shall be a bacterial count of no more than 20,000 per ml. and a coliform count of no more than 10 per ml.  We plan to begin testing for bacteria soon.
  3. Somatic Cell Count not to exceed 1,500,000 cells per ml for goats.  Our milk is tested for Somatic Cell Count once per month through the Dairy Herd Improvement program.  There are at least three ways that I know of to test for this.  1) State or other laboratory testing 2) Dairy Herd Improvement testing 3) Home testing plates in a special milk incubator.   Our Milk easily falls within the correct Somatic Cell Count allowances.
UT Agriculture Temperature 50° one hour, 41° two hours
Northern Dawn Herd Record
Date Temperature one hour Temperature 2 hours
 5/21/2016 41°  same
 5/22/2016 41° same
5/23/2016 40° same


Utah Agriculture Somatic Cell Count Limit 1,500,000 cells per ml

Northern Dawn Herd Amounts


Somatic Cell Count

April 25 2016 Average 284,733… Main herd 153,230  (easily meet requirements