This study was carried out to determine the chemical and microbiological quality of Anatolian buffalo milk. A total of 120 Anatolian buffalo raw milk samples were collected monthly from Afyonkarahisar province, throughout the year for this study. In the chemical analysis of Anatolian buffalo milk samples the mean total solid value, non-solid fat, lipid, protein, lactose, ash and pH values were detected as 16.38%, 8.56%, 7.04%, 4.36%, 4.19%, 0.72% and 6.55, respectively. Total bacteria count (TCA), coliform, lactic acid bacteria (LAB), Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and yeast-mold (log10 cfu/ml) levels in the milk samples were detected as 6.36, 2.95, 5.74, 1.10, 2.46 and 2.63, respectively.
Key words: Anatolian buffalo, buffalo milk, chemical quality, microbiological quality.
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