The study was conducted in selected district of Southern Ethiopia aimed at assessing the milk production, handling practices, utilization and the quality of milk and milk products. A total of 120 households were participated in the study. None of the respondents wash udder before milking. Olea Africana and Hygenia abyssinica were the most commonly smoking and cleaning plant in the district. Out of total monthly milk production (55 liter per household), 13.5 liters were consumed, whereas the remaining was accumulated for further processing. The average total bacterial count, enterobacteriaceae count and coliform count were, 9.82, 4.15, 4.03 Log CFU/ml, respectively. Generally the mean value of total bacterial, coliform and Entrobacteriacea count observed in the current study were above maximum acceptable limits. The milk produced in the study area should be heat treated and adequate sanitary measures need be taken at all stages of milk handling so that milk of acceptable quality can be produced and reaches the consumer.