Sept. 25 2023
Both domestically and overseas, the standards for the type of milk processors want to buy have become more stringent
Sept. 11 2023
Gaining a competitive advantage in milk qualitypresented by: Pam Ruegg, D.V.M., Michigan State Universitysponsored by: Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health xxxIn today’s global mil
Aug. 21 2023
People choose to drink plant-based beverages for a variety of reasons. If they are making that decision based on perceived health benefits, new research further supports the fact that most plant-based...
April 18 2023
In the last issue, we examined the variation in waiting time for cows to be milked in a free-flow robot facility. We were concerned that some cows have very prolonged waiting times due to competition at...
April 17 2023
The 2023 National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) was held in Indianapolis from April 3 to 7
Feb. 6 2023
Even with an excellent milking routine and clean, dry bedding, having healthy teats can be the difference between infection occurring or not
Aug. 25 2022
When farms grow, it can become more difficult to maintain a certain level of quality
June 8 2022
Clinical mastitis continues to be the number one health problem identified by dairy producers. It affects 25% of all U.S. dairy cows
Dec. 14 2021
A new bug is gaining ground on our farms. This summer, two questions became commonplace from many of the farmers whom we work with in the Northeast
Nov. 18 2021
The bimodal letdown happens when we don’t stimulate [the cow] long enough and we don’t wait long enough for the oxytocin to arrive from the posterior pituitary after we have stimulated her...
Oct. 10 2021
The analysis of milk flow dynamics can provide valuable information for improving both milking efficiency and udder health. Among the numerous measures of milk flow, bimodality has been used extensive
Sept. 23 2021
Food safety is a major concern for the consumer. As veterinarians, we prescribe and dispense most medicines, and we have a responsibility to ensure that our farmer clients and their employees the correct...
July 19 2021
An effective milking routine relies on multiple quality control factors working together successfully; trained employees, functioning equipment, and clean cows are the big ones we might think about
May 10 2021
consumers expect safe and wholesome milk that is free from medicine residues. On the flip side, cows get sick and need treatment, and it is almost impossible to avoid using medicines in any dairy herd
May 10 2021
What would be your first thought while standing at the palpation rail for routine pregnancy checks if you saw cows running by, back to their pen, udders full, streaming milk?
April 15 2021
Over the last century, milk production in dairy cows has climbed dramatically. Along the way, udder and teat conformation have changed just as substantially
April 15 2021
For the fourth straight year, somatic cell counts were under 200,000 cells per milliliter for U.S. herds enrolled in Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) testing plans
March 25 2021
High milk production brings new challenges, one of them being the beginning of the dry-off period
March 22 2021
For New York dairy farmer Jim Davenport, a hoe is one of the most important tools on his dairy. It helps him maintain a 33,583 cells per milliliter (mL) average annual somatic cell count (SCC)
March 22 2021
We’ve seen firsthand over the past year that disease is anything but simple. While we’ve been experiencing it for ourselves, the same is true for illnesses in our dairy animals