Nov. 15 2017
Linear score and percent of the herd not infected are two additional measures for evaluating udder health and milk quality. Of course, somatic cell counts are key, too.One of the key factors affecting
Dec. 10 2018
It is easy to cut feed costs, but it’s harder to cut costs without sacrificing milk production. This webinar discusses controlling expenses by selecting cost-effective ingredients, grouping cows correctly,...
Aug. 21 2017
Getting too low of SCC in the tank is only a look at the entire herd, in response to the item “Can SCCs go too low?” Of great importance is driving down the new mastitis infection rate per...
Aug. 10 2017
I remember arriving at Jack’s farm shortly before 4 p.m. He had called earlier in the day requesting that one of his “really good” cows be examined, as it was struggling to take off...
Aug. 10 2017
Selective dry cow therapy targets only cows that have or had infections to receive antibiotics at dry-off. At the same time, cows that do not receive antibiotics get an internal teat seal
Aug. 7 2017
As “Department of Obvious” dairy questions go, this one ranks pretty high. It’s also one that seems to intrigue dairy scientists tremendously more than it does dairy farmers
June 15 2017
Last year, dairy farmers delivered the safest milk supply to consumers in modern U.S. history with a mere 0.011 percent of bulk milk pickup tankers testing positive for antibiotic residues. While perf
March 24 2017
Somatic cell count (SCC) has been and remains the golden standard of milk quality. That being said, milk quality can be in question even when SCC is in check
Feb. 25 2017
A lot of intramammary infections occur during the dry period even if we don’t see them as clinical mastitis. That situation quickly changes after calving when clinical mastitis reaches its pinn
Feb. 10 2017
Quality milk must be a total team effort. That means that dairy farm owners and managers must allow employees to openly share observations and thoughts to improve the milking process
Jan. 30 2017
Pay attention to equipment abilities and the milking routine because overmilking means under performing in the parlor. Use this quick test to discover if overmilking is an issue in your barn.
Jan. 16 2017
“We scrape wet or dirty bedding back into the gutter and then pull clean bedding to cover the foam mat bed. We apply this practice at each milking (two) and every time feed is pushed up
Jan. 13 2017
The 2016 National Dairy Quality Award Platinum winners represent an exemplary group of dairy producers. Not only do these herds produce some of the nation’s highest quality milk on a daily basis
Dec. 15 2016
The authors are veterinarians with the Quality Milk Production Services, Ithaca, N.Y.Milking in a tie stall or stanchion barn is a dance. It takes a certain sense and finesse
Sept. 21 2016
Written by milk quality specialists, this 56-page employee training manual features side-by-side English and Spanish lessons. This guide provides in-depth training related to mastitis basics, parlor practices
Sept. 19 2016
by Peter Edmondson. Controlling somatic cell counts can be an ongoing battle for many dairy farmers. How to Control Somatic Cell Counts is written by a veterinarian who specializes resolving mastitis issues,...
Sept. 19 2016
Achieve consistency and higher quality: Develop your own Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Completely customizable for your operation. Bilingual 20 in. by 17 in. poster and guidelines Water-resistant...
Sept. 19 2016
Spanish Edition | Importancia de la rutina de ordeño que todo mundo debe seguir para lograr calidad y eficiencia, reducir la mastitis a un mímino y obtener máximas utilidades. Una...
Sept. 19 2016
SPANISH EDITION, Profitable Milking: Step-by-Step to Milk Quality. Establish a milking routine that everyone follows for greatest efficiency and profitability. The most complete and up-to-date information...