Top 3 Milk Advice Tips


Antibiotic Contamination

Almost one third of milk claims FMG pays are due to antibiotic contamination. While antibiotic contamination occurs throughout the year, claims peak early in the season when mastitis and antibiotic use are most frequent. To help avoid antibiotic milk contamination, always follow the DairyNZ MRS T process: Mark, Record, Separate and Treat.


Chiller Failure

Over a quarter of FMG’s milk claims are due to chiller failure. We've found chiller failure claims peak in early summer when the combination of near full vats and higher air temperatures puts chillers under extreme pressure. Help reduce the stress on your chillers by insulating your vats.


Power Failure

Over 10% of FMG’s milk claims are a result of a loss of power. Power failure can have a major impact on your ability to both milk and refrigerate milk at the required temperature. Having a contingency plan in place such as a backup generator will help protect you and minimise the disruption during the season.

Milk Guide

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