India is the highest milk producing country in the world. In the Indian economy, milk is the second-largest contributing national product, coming in second to rice. In order to keep the milk supply up with market demand, India’s dairy production will definitely need to step it up!
Over the past few years, India’s population has grown tremendously. With the growing population has come an increase in jobs and income for most families. India has also hopped on the health wagon and has become much more aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. All of these factors have created a bigger demand for high-quality milk and milk products in India. Retail shelves in the country are now making space for healthier products such as UHT milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.
With all of these changes in the country, a need for dairy development and process chillers has risen immensely.
Healthier Products Provide New Growth to Dairy Processors:
Experts agree that in order to meet India’s evolving dairy needs, India must be able to provide a long shelf life for their dairy products. Most healthier dairy products rely on quality raw milk. The quality of raw milk can be determined by its MBRT level.
A high MBRT level of milk guarantees it’s a good quality product. The Methylene Blue Dye Reduction Test is a quick method to assess the quality of raw and pasteurized milk. This test has been used in the past as criteria for raw and processed milk.
In India, there are millions of individual dairy farmers. Most of these farms sell milk to the nearest dairy collection center before it is transported to the dairy processor’s facility. The challenge these farms face is how to maintain the quality of milk in the hot climate of India. Not only is the climate a problem, but India is also known for its unreliable electricity supply, and other factors such as inefficient milk chillers.
How Milk Chillers Are Helping:
The average shelf life of fresh pouched milk that the top dairy distributors in India sell is about 2-3 days. This short time span creates a problem in distributing milk to deep rural markets. New process chillers (such as Legacy’s) can change the shelf life of the milk to about 7 days.
Milk chillers can chill milk even in the most remote places where electricity is touch and go. Milk chillers are based on thermal energy storage technology, which has dual benefits. Milk chilling systems can instantly cool milk from 35 degrees Celsius to 4 degrees Celsius without the need for a diesel generator as a power backup source. Eliminating the use of diesel generators provides cost efficiency as well as an environmentally safe alternative to dairy processors.
The help of a process chiller ensures that by the time milk reaches dairy processors, it continues to remain within the mandated quality and temperatures.
For more information on how a process chiller can help your dairy business, visit our website at legacychillers.com