May 25 Handy Hint:
Whiteboard tracks ketosis testing
At Summitholme Holsteins in Lynden, Ontario, a simple dry erase board is used to track ketosis testing for fresh cows. The whiteboard is labeled with the days of the month. When cows calve, their identification number is placed in three columns representing the three times they are checked with ketosis strips after calving.
With this easy format, employees can know which cows need to be tested daily without the use of a computer.